Southern Utah weather, flash flood possible
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – We all hoped so and it has finally appeared in the forecast. Monsoon moisture is moving across southern Utah today, but with this strong surge in humidity there is the possibility of flash flooding and severe weather given how dry we were.
This will mostly affect us in the more mountainous areas today as they will provide the best additional lift for these storms to kick in, but that doesn’t mean the valley will be left out. Our best chance of showers will be in the late afternoon and evening as we get the daytime heating needed for thunderstorms to erupt.
Areas with potential for flash floods today would be Capitol Reef National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, and Grand Staircase / Escalante National Monument.
As we have seen, these stronger storms that produce heavy showers can cause very strong flash floods. We also have the problem of severe weather with some of these storms more localized in Washington County but also in parts of Iron and Kane counties.
Our biggest threat with these storms would be strong winds which could reach 60 mph, but we cannot rule out hail up to an inch in diameter and lightning with these storms. Tornadoes are not expected because we do not have the turn to create this threat.
Tomorrow will be another day which also sees a greater threat of flash flooding throughout most of southern Utah, so please be weather aware with the most accurate Utah forecast live and in line. We are There4You!