SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4) – Happy Tuesday, Utah! It’s a soggy start to the day for southern Utah, with cloud cover and humidity increasing from the north and east as we progress through the day. The changes are here, and we’ll start to feel them throughout the work week.
A higher level minimum is moving and that brings showers and thunderstorms our way with the best chance of wet weather being in the southern half of the state. With humidity moving throughout the day, we likely won’t see the risk of rain showers until the afternoon in the northern half of the state.
Heavy rain is possible in southern Utah, with the Storm Prediction Center emitting a marginal risk of excessive precipitation that could lead to flash floods. It’s a good day to stay away from scars from burns, slit canyons, streams, and washouts with the potential for flash flooding listed as ‘likely’.
Two waves of moisture are expected, the first hitting the south first and pushing towards the Wasatch front throughout the day, and the second will bring the possibility of heavy rain to eastern Utah in the aftermath. -midday and evening.
Temperatures have been above average since the weekend, and our southerly flow will remain mild today. Daytime highs along the Wasatch Front will remain in the upper 70s and lower 80s, but with heavy cloud cover to the south with rain, cooler conditions are expected and will be about 5-10 degrees cooler, with peaks in the 1960s and 1970s.
Wednesday brings the possibility of isolated storms and a volatile rest of the workweek is ahead. Another system is moving through Thursday through the start of the weekend, bringing a good chance of scattered showers on Friday, with cooler temperatures ahead.
At the end of the line ? It’s our last balmy day of the year, with wet weather on the deck all day for southern Utah and showers for northern Utah in the afternoon.
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