Flash flood warnings issued in Grand, San Juan counties as storms move through Utah

A dust devil or a landspout was spotted in Ogden, while Moab residents experience power outages.

The Salt Lake Tribune

Two flash flood warnings have been issued in Grand County and San Juan County through 10:30 p.m. as storms move through the Beehive State.

According to the National Weather Service, the flash flood warning was issued specifically for south-central Grand County and northern San Juan County. Between 0.4 and 0.8 inches of rain have fallen in the area and additional rainfall of 0.5 to 1 inch is possible, with flash flooding “ongoing or expected to begin shortly.”

Moab and Spanish Valley are expected to experience flash flooding, including Mill Creek, Hunters Canyon, Pack Creek, Dry Fork, North Fork Mill Creek and Kane Springs Canyon. At 7:18 p.m., Rocky Mountain Power reported that about 4,140 customers in Moab have been affected by a power outage, with the cause under investigation and time of restoration expected at 12:30 a.m.

At around 5:30 p.m., residents of Ogden saw “a very well formed dust devil or a very weak landspout at best,” according to the National Weather Service.

The Salt Lake City area is expected to get scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 9 p.m., with a 30% chance of precipitation, according to the National Weather Service. On Thursday there is a slight chance of showers before 9 a.m., then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., then showers and a possible thunderstorm are likely after 3 p.m., with the chance of precipitation at 60%.

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