SALT LAKE CITY — Northwestern Utah residents are bracing for a heavy weekend snowstorm that forecasters say is blowing in with strong winds.

The National Weather Service posted storm warnings beginning Friday and extending through late Sunday morning for the Great Salt Lake Desert, Cache Valley and Wasatch Front.

Forecasters predicted snowfall amounts of up to 1 foot in Cache Valley, up to 20 inches in the Wasatch Mountains and western Uinta Mountains, and localized amounts topping 2 feet in some places.

Rocky Mountain Power spokeswoman Tiffany Erickson told the Salt Lake Tribune that several thousand customers were without power in Tooele after winds knocked down power lines.

The Utah Avalanche Center warned of avalanche danger Friday near Logan, Ogden, Salt Lake, Provo, Skyline and the Uintas, and moderate danger near Moab and Abajo.

Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune,

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