Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Utah forecast: Thunderstorms bring Flash Flood Watch for much of state
Slight heat relief » Despite rain, temperatures to cool very little.
First Published Aug 19 2013 07:44 am • Last Updated Aug 19 2013 07:44 am

Mother Nature scorns moderation when it comes to Utah’s summer-time weather forecasts this year. If it’s not scorching hot, then storms are threatening floods and mudslides.

The latter was the case Monday when the National Weather Service predicted an abrupt turn from hot, dry forecasts to slightly cooler and potentially far wetter expectations. Beginning at 11 a.m. Monday, a Flash Flood Watch was in effect through near midnight.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

The advisory warned of the potential for flash floods in slot canyons and slides along fire-denuded slopes for a chunk of central, southern and western Utah ranging from near Provo and east to Duchesne and Green River and then south and west to Zion National Park and St. George to the Nevada and Arizona border.

Along the Wasatch Front, though, isolated thunderstorms and showers were expected to do little to lower temperatures expected to reach the upper-90s on Tuesday, mirroring Monday’s forecast.

Southern Utahns looked for triple-digit temperatures along with scattered thunderstorms and rain storms for both days.

The stormy activity was helping keep air quality at healthy levels, though. The Utah Division of Air Quality graded all monitoring stations at "Green" for Tuesday.

The Intermountain Allergy & Asthma website warned that chenopod pollen was "very high," while mold was registering "moderate" levels.

Salt Lake City looked for a high of 95 on Tuesday, down from 97 forecast for Monday; Ogden expected 93 and 95 degrees, respectively; Provo 93 and 96; Logan 93 and 96; Wendover 92 and 95; Duchesne 85 and 88; Cedar City 89s; St. George 102 and 101; and Moab 94s both days.


Twitter: @remims

story continues below

Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment

About Reader Comments

Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.