ST. GEORGE — The first day of spring is just around the corner, but winter isn’t about to let up, at least not in the Central and Southern Utah mountains.

Live radar shows storm moving toward and through Utah, March 12, 2024 | Images courtesy of National Weather Service, St. George News

The National Weather Service has issued winter storm watch and winter weather advisory for Washington, Iron, Kane, Garfield and Beaver counties from 6 p.m. Wednesday through late Friday night, according to a news release.

Brian Head and Alton are specific areas the weather service mentioned in the alert.

The mountain forecast calls for snow accumulations of 6-12 inches on Wednesday and an additional snow accumulation of 1-2 feet for favored areas through Friday.

According to the news release, “The first storm will primarily impact mountains between I-15 and US-89 favored in westerly flow.

The second, more significant storm will primarily impact mountains east of US-89, especially those favored in southeasterly flow.”

The weather service also reminds the public that “travel could be very difficult to impossible, especially over passes and summits …  Slow down and use caution while traveling … Monitor the latest forecasts for updates on this situation.”

For graphical depictions of the snowfall forecast, including the official NWS forecast, high-end Amount and low-end amount, click here.

For winter road conditions from the Utah Department of Transportation, click here.