Weather: Expect thunderstorms in Salt Lake City this week

No major flooding is expected in the Salt Lake Valley.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Storm clouds break over the Salt Lake Valley on Friday, May 26, 2023, as cooler temperatures and cloud cover have eased the threat of flooding following a record breaking snowpack year.

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If you’re tired of all the storms and clouds lately, remember that they’re keeping our snowpack from melting too fast, experts say.

This week’s weather looks stormy and unsettled in the Salt Lake City area, with afternoon thunderstorms expected every day for the next week. Highs will mostly be in the 70s, and lows will be in the upper 50s.

In the St. George area, the weather forecast looks sunny and clear, with some clouds at night. Highs will be in the 90s and upper 80s for the next week, with lows mostly in the 60s.

Flooding outlook

The Bear River in Rich County, from below Woodruff Narrows Reservoir northward to the Utah/Wyoming line, is under a flood warning until Thursday, the weather service said. Flooding along the Bear River will mainly impact agricultural areas and low-lying roadways near the river. Some locations that will experience flooding include Randolph and Woodruff, according to the weather service. Overall, flows are on the decline.

The Sevier River near Hatch in Garfield County is under a flood advisory and is experiencing minor flooding. It’s expected to see more until Thursday afternoon, the weather service said. At 3.9 feet, which is the river’s flood stage, minor flooding will impact fields, bridges and low-lying structures.

The Logan River near Logan in Cache County is under a flood advisory until Monday afternoon, the weather service said. Minor flooding is expected to impact the Birch Glen summer home development in Logan Canyon, as well as damage campgrounds throughout the canyon.