Storms bring much needed rain, hail to parts of Utah

SALT LAKE CITY – Storms in southern Utah and parts of the Wasatch Mountains brought much-needed rain to parts of the drought-stricken state on Monday, with the chance of rain increasing in the Salt Lake Valley by tonight.

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The strongest storms were observed near Park City and Heber City, with penny-sized hail being reported in the mountains. A FOX 13 viewer posted a video of hail from his home in Kamas.

According to the National Weather Service’s Salt Lake City office, afternoon thunderstorms are expected along the Wasatch Front and northwestern Utah until 7:00 p.m. Areas from Provo to Logan see the best chances for thunderstorms.

Another round of thunderstorms in the afternoon is on par across Utah. The best opportunities are along the Wasatch Front and northwest Utah, with fewer opportunities in central and southern Utah. The T-Storm timing is between 1pm and 7pm. Stay vigilant and say, “When the thunder pounds, go inside.” # UTwx

– NWS Salt Lake City (@NWSSaltLakeCity) May 17, 2021

An important weather report has been issued for areas in the southwestern part of the state. In St. George’s traffic cameras, rain was gathering on the streets in the area. The advisory expired at 2 p.m.

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