It’s a green Christmas for most of Utah
Dec 22, 2023, 1:00 PM
(Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)
SALT LAKE CITY — It looks as if Santa will not be bringing a white Christmas this year to most of Utah. People living in mountain lodges this year, however, will have a chance.
KSL Meteorologist, Brett Benson lets Utahns know what to expect over the next few days.
Friday, southern Utah can expect rain, “except over the highest elevations with very light snow, but that picks up again this afternoon and this evening,” said Benson.
Northern Utah will also see some rain and a little snow dusting in the mountains.
“Your best chance of hitting precipitation is if you’re headed north headed towards Logan Evanston. Areas like that will be Saturday morning,” said Benson
Temperatures will be mild through the holiday. Friday will top out at an unusually warm 50 degrees in Salt Lake City. And Christmas day will be cooler, with a high of 39 degrees.
Flying this holiday?
According to Benson, air travelers should have smooth skies unless they fly to Southern California Friday night or to Denver after this holiday weekend.
Make sure to give yourself plenty of time to get through TSA and find your gate as the next few days will be the year’s busiest travel days.
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