After a near-idyllic summer weekend, Utah's August monsoonal moisture patterns will make a return in the days ahead.
Along with thunderstorms, rain showers and even periodic, wind-driven hail, the state also will see the mercury climb back into the 90s and triple digits as the week progresses.
The National Weather Service had not, as of Monday morning, issued any official flash flooding watches or warnings. But as sure as an "R" designates the seemingly eternal political affiliation of a super-majority in the Utah Legislature, Utah's slot canyons, usually dry washes and burn scars are at risk for inundating storms.
The effects of the monsoonal weather were to be first felt in southern Utah Monday, but from there the system is to engulf the remainder of the state like an atmospheric python.