Expect thunderstorms in Salt Lake City this week

No major flooding is expected in the Salt Lake Valley.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Storm clouds break over the Salt Lake Valley on Friday, May 26, 2023, as cooler temperatures and cloud cover have reduced the risk of flooding after a record-breaking year of snow cover.

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If you’re sick of all the storms and clouds lately, remember they’re keeping our snowpack from melting too quickly, experts say.

This week’s weather looks cloudy and variable in the Salt Lake City area, with afternoon thunderstorms forecast every day for next week. The highs are mostly in the 70s, the lows in the upper 50s.

The weather forecast for the St. George area is sunny and clear with some clouds at night. Highs for the next week will be in the 90s and high 80s, with lows mostly in the 60s.

flood prospects

The Bear River in Rich County, from below Woodruff Narrows Reservoir north to the Utah/Wyoming line, is under a flood warning through Thursday, the Weather Service said. Flooding along the Bear River will primarily affect agricultural land and low-lying roads near the river. Places that will experience flooding, according to the weather service, include Randolph and Woodruff. Overall, flows are declining.

The Sevier River near Hatch, Garfield County is on a flood warning and is experiencing mild flooding. According to the weather service, there is still more to see by Thursday afternoon. With a water depth of 3.9 feet, the river’s high water level, minor flooding will affect fields, bridges and low-lying structures.

A flood warning is in effect for the Logan River near Logan, Cache County, through Monday afternoon, the Weather Service said. Minor flooding is expected to impact Logan Canyon’s Birch Glen vacation home community and damage campgrounds throughout the canyon.

Justin Scaccy

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