Stronger storm to impact Utah Friday and Saturday
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4) – Happy Friday, Utah! Our active pattern continues with a stronger storm system that will affect the end of the work week and the first part of the weekend.
This incoming storm brings widespread wet weather to Utah and is helping to keep temperatures below average for the next few days. The storms bring rain, but also isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon, which bring the possibility of gusty winds, thunder, lightning and hail. You can expect moderate to heavy rainfall across the country until Saturday evening.
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With thunderstorms embedded in the moisture waves, there is the potential for heavy rain and as a result, a flood watch will come into effect for parts of northern Utah. The Flood Watch will go into effect this afternoon through tonight for portions of Cache Valley, Eastern Box Elder County, and Wasatch Mountains north of Interstate 80. Western Uintas actually starts our Friday with a winter weather warning.
Accumulation of snow is expected over 9,000 feet which brings the 5-10 ″ chance by Saturday night. Snow will also pile up on the popular Mirror Lake Highway and the Monte Cristo Loop. Snow depth will drop to approximately 7,500 feet by Saturday afternoon.
The snow will sink and with it the temperatures. Highs will be seen in the 60s for the Wasatch Front, 50s for the Wasatch Back and St. George will only see low 70s. The showers will subside from the second half of the state Saturday, then it will be quieter with sunshine for Sunday. Enjoy the end of your weekend because the next week also brings active weather conditions! A storm earlier in the week brings COLD rain and the chance for mountain, bank and valley snow to some parts of the state!
Good morning #Utah! It will be a busy weather day across the state with widespread rainfall. Some strong storms are possible along, north and west of the #WasatchFront. Heavy rain can cause flooding and snow is likely in the Uintas! Be Weather Aware Today! pic.twitter.com/MSewFgk7PM
– Thomas Geboy (@ThomasGeboyWX) October 8, 2021
Bottom line? Friday is wet with falling temperatures!
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