Mother Nature is serving appetizers this morning before the main course tonight and tomorrow in the form that I can only describe as an Early November Storm of Our Dreams.
The surface cold front moved into the Salt Lake Valley last night, passing over the University of Utah at about 0530 MST this morning and producing a rapid drop in temperature. Temperatures have subsequently fallen into the high 30s.
As of 1441 UTC (0741 MST) this morning the front was very near Point of the Mountain with north winds and temps near 40 in Bluffdale and Draper, but southerly flow and temps near 50 around Point of the Mountain and Saratoga Springs. Crest-level winds in the central Wasatch remain southerly or southwesterly on Hidden Peak, Mt. Baldy, Cardiff Peak, and Reynolds Peak. The front has not arrived in the central Wasatch, so snow levels remain high. It is 32–35˚F at observing sites near the base of Alta for example.