Severe weather in Utah Wednesday



SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – The flash flood threat continues in parts of southern and eastern Utah this afternoon and evening.

With a lot of humidity still lying around to fuel these storms, we can see very heavy precipitation coming from some of the stronger storms.

Areas like Capitol Reef National Park, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, and Glen Canyon Recreation Area are expected to experience flash floods. Most other areas of southern and eastern Utah will be susceptible to flooding.

Avoiding slot canyons, dry washers, and small streams is the best way to avoid a fatal incident during a flash flood. Make sure you have an evacuation plan and know how to get to higher ground in the event of a flood.

We also have the threat of severe weather in western Utah and eastern Nevada, where strong to severe wind gusts will be our greatest threat. It will happen more around the evening time the same way it did yesterday.

Severe thunderstorms with quarter-sized hail and gusts of up to 60 miles per hour swept through Emery County on Wednesday evening.

A strong line of storms is moving through the Salt Lake City Valley and northern Utah County, with hail, lightning and heavy rain.

Temperatures will be slightly cooler towards our normal for this time of year, primarily in the 90s with St. George in the low 100s. This is in large part due to our humid atmosphere which does not let the air heat up so quickly.

Tonight, we can expect the temperatures to drop slowly for a much more comfortable evening.

In short, heavy rain and strong to strong winds are possible overnight in parts of southern and eastern Utah as well as parts of eastern Nevada. So stay on top of the weather throughout the day.

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