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SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Happy Thursday, Utah – we’re getting closer to the weekend! Monsoon moisture will remain over Utah Thursday and Friday, bringing additional showers and thunderstorms. The best chance for storms will be in the central half of the state, primarily from south-central Utah north to western Uintas and areas west.
Although there is a good chance of storms in these areas, not everyone will have a storm, but on the other side of the coin, some places could experience multiple cycles of wet weather. In eastern Utah, the risk of showers and storms will not be zero, but the storms will be more isolated than scattered in nature. Temperatures will also drop a bit more, with most near or slightly below seasonal averages.
As we saw on Wednesday, periods of heavy rain will be possible. On Thursday, the entire state is included in a marginal risk of excessive precipitation that could lead to flash flooding. For the I-15 corridor from St. George to Salt Lake County, then north to Bear River Range, there is a slight risk. Flash flood monitoring for southwestern Utah through Tooele County also continues throughout the day.
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Meanwhile, in our national parks, flash flooding will be a possibility at all parks on Thursday covering Zion, Bryce Canyon, Natural Bridges, Grand Staircase and Capitol Reef. On Friday, flash flooding will also be a probability in all parks.
As we move forward and through this weekend, we won’t see much change in the general weather pattern as monsoon humidity continues to hang over the state. For next week, moisture will continue to move around the eastern ridge of high pressure. Showers and thunderstorms remain in the forecast for now, at least until Wednesday. Although some models show the humidity starting to decrease by the end of next week, it is possible that it will linger. Either way, the next few days will be active across Beehive State, so stay tuned for the weather.
Results ? The active weather carries us through the rest of the work week with plenty of monsoon humidity in place.
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