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Weather gives Wasatch Front a ‘breather’

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The National Weather Service said Sunday the worst of this storm pattern is over, but cooler temperatures will continue through next Friday as two additional weak bands of weather pass through Utah early next week.

Mark Struthwolf, meterologist with the service's Salt Lake office said the current weather pattern is akin to "spokes on a wheel" and the Wasatch Front will catch a breather Sunday as it finds itself in-between spokes. The next wave of the storm will move through the southern part of the state, with precipitation as far north as Beaver and a couple of inches of snow expected on St. George on Monday.

A third spoke will bring a bit more snow to Salt Lake and surrounding areas on Tuesday, but is expected to be much less severe than the weekend blast that dumped 9" of snow on Kaysville and North Salt Lake, 8" in the upper Avenues neighborhood and about 9 1/2" in Utah County in upper Millcreek.

Struthwolf said heavier accumulations were isolated to valley locales as upper elevations received relatively light snowfall. Brighton picked up 13" of fluff over the weekend and Alta got about 11" of new snow.

Temperatures will remain seasonably cooler through Friday, with highs expected to only reach the low 30s.