It started snowing in Utah on Tuesday — but only in higher elevations

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It started snowing in Utah on Tuesday morning.

According to a tweet from the National Weather Service, showers brought some “light snow” to some areas above 10,000 feet, including Bald Mountain Pass in the Uinta Mountains.

(That’s in Duchesne County along the Mirror Lake Highway.)

And that probably won’t be the end of it. The NWS is forecasting a rainstorm and much lower temperatures Tuesday evening through Wednesday, and while “precipitation at the higher elevations will, for the most part, remain as rain … temperatures at the highest elevations may be just cold enough to bring a few inches of snow to the highest peaks on Wednesday.”

Wednesday is Sept. 11, for those of you keeping track.

In lower elevations — in the Salt Lake area — scattered showers and thunderstorms on Tuesday afternoon will increase in the evening, turning into steady rain through Wednesday. The moderate rainfall will be heavier in some areas, and could impact some burn scars by early Wednesday.

And temperatures will be much lower, from highs near 80 on Tuesday before the storm moves in to highs in the mid-60s on Wednesday.

But that won’t last long. Expect highs in the mid-70s on Thursday, near 80 on Friday and in the mid- to upper-80s on Saturday and Sunday. And, after Wednesday, there’s no rain (or snow) in the forecast through the weekend.

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