Weekend weather forecast: Carry an umbrella for possible showers, thunderstorms

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ST. GEORGE — According to the National Weather Service, this weekend’s weather for most of Southern Utah is expected to be warm for all three days, with a chance of thunderstorms. However, with red flag warnings and possibilities of flash flooding, officials are asking travelers and recreationists to be careful out there.

Read on for your St. George, Cedar City, Zion National Park and Lake Powell weekend weather forecast, including current weather advisories.

St. George

A map shows where heavy rains from Hurricane Bud’s remnants is forecast to hit Utah, potentially causing flash floods Friday and Saturday, Jun 15-16, 2018 | Map courtesy of the National Weather Service, St. George News

Friday

Forecast includes a high of 102 and low of 68 in the evening. Winds will be 20-25 mph, with gusts as high 39 mph.

Saturday

A high of 92 and low of 66 in the evening. There will be a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon, with winds of 11-18 mph.

Sunday

Sunny with a high of 94 and low of 64 in the evening. Winds of 15-20 mph in the afternoon.

Cedar City

Friday

Mostly sunny with a high of 87 and low of 59 in the evening. Breezy with winds of 21-29 mph, with gusts at high as 43 mph.

Saturday

Sunny with a high of 78 and low of 57, with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Winds will reach 15-20 mph.

Sunday

Mostly sunny with a high of 79 and low of 54. Breezy with winds reaching 17-24 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph.

Zion National Park

Friday

Friday’s forecast is sunny with a high of 100 and low of 66, with a slight chance of thunderstorms.

Saturday

Partly sunny with a high of 83 and low of 64. There’s a slight chance of showers, with thunderstorms after noon. Winds will be 9-11 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday

Mostly sunny with a high of 94 and low of 62.

Lake Powell

Friday

Friday’s forecast near the lake will be cloudy with a high of 94 and low of 65. There will be isolated showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Winds will reach 15-20 mph in the afternoon, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Saturday

Mostly cloudy with a high of 80 and low of 59. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible after noon, with winds around 10 mph.

Sunday

Partly sunny with a high of 87 and low of 59, with winds of 5-15 mph.

Warnings and advisories

A red flag warning issued Wednesday for most of Southern Utah has been extended to all day Friday as a result of gusty winds, lightning potential and low humidity. Outdoor burning during this time is not recommended.

In addition, the National Weather Service is warning of potential flash flooding threats Friday and Saturday.

Read more: Hurricane’s residual rains to hit Utah, potentially causing flash floods

Please also be aware of current fire restrictions.

A red flag warning is in effect for southern Nevada and northwest Arizona from Sunday morning to the evening.

Read more: After storm passes, critical fire conditions expected to return to southwest

For more information on current conditions and advisories, go to the National Weather Service website.

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