It’ll be a bit cooler in Utah — but beware of thunderstorms

There could be some flash flooding in southern Utah, the National Weather Service warns.

(National Weather Service) Thunderstorms are in the forecast for Utah, and there could be some flash flooding.

It should be relatively nice and largely dry on Pioneer Day weekend across most of Utah. But Utahns should be on the lookout for thunderstorms and, in some areas, flash floods.

According to the National Weather Service, daily showers, thunderstorms “capable of heavy rain,” gusty winds and small hail are possible in portions of northern, central, southern and southwestern Utah each afternoon through Tuesday.

“Those planning outdoor activities, especially across particularly flood prone areas of southern Utah, should continue to monitor future forecasts,” the NWS warned.

In the Salt Lake City area, there’s a slight chance of showers Thursday, Friday, Monday and Tuesday. Temperatures, however, will back away from record highs. There’s not a triple-digit in the forecast through Tuesday, with highs of 91 or 92 through Monday and 87 on Tuesday. Overnight lows will be in the low 70s or even upper 60s.

In the St. George area, there’s a chance of thunderstorms — ranging from slight to 30% — afternoons and evenings through Tuesday. And a bit of a cooling trend is expected, with low 100s Wednesday through Friday, 98 on Saturday and mid-90s on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

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