More flash flooding could hit Cedar City and southern Utah on Sunday

In Salt Lake City, heavy rains and gusty winds are expected from the afternoon.

(Cinder Player | Special to The Tribune) Flood in Cedar City was photographed on Monday July 26, 2021.

Just days after Cedar City and other parts of southern Utah were badly hit by floods, the National Weather Service warns that heavy rains – and the potential for more flash floods – are imminent.

Much of the state is under a weather warning on Sunday, with storms for the evening.

A flash flood watch has been issued for much of central and southwestern Utah, where thunderstorms are expected that “can generate torrential rains.” Burn scars, slot canyons, creek beds, dry washes and urban areas are most susceptible to potential flash floods, the NWS said.

Flash flood monitoring includes the Wasatch Mountains south of I-80, Utah County, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Glen Canyon and Lake Powell, Western Canyonlands, Lower Washington County, and Zion National Park.

Flash floods are once again at risk in Cedar City, where residents experienced some of the state’s worst flooding last week.

Elsewhere, the NWS has released a dangerous weather forecast for much of the rest of the state – including Salt Lake City, Ogden, Logan, Wendover, and Moab – where forecasters anticipate showers and thunderstorms with heavy rain and gusty winds on Sunday afternoons and evenings.

These showers and thunderstorms are expected to last until Monday before drier air moves in on Tuesday.

– This is a development story and will be updated.

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