SOUTHERN UTAH — The National Weather Service has issued a “Flash Flood Watch” for much of central and southern Utah, in effect Sunday until 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms are capable of producing heavy rainfall and will bring an isolated flash flood threat to specifically Southern Utah Sunday afternoon.
Tropical moisture associated with Hurricane Norbert will then bring a significant moisture surge into southern and central Utah Sunday evening through Tuesday. A prolonged period of moderate to heavy rainfall and embedded thunderstorms is expected to produce widespread amounts of 1-3 inches of rain with some areas from Utah’s Dixie northeast to the central Interstate 70 corridor possibly seeing up to 5 inches of rain through this time period.
Wasatch Plateau / Book Cliffs, Castle Country, San Rafael Swell, Sanpete/Sevier valleys, Southwest Utah, Utah’s Dixie and Zion National Park, south-central Utah, Glen Canyon Recreation Area / Lake Powell, central mountains, southern mountains, including the cities of Scofield, Price, Castle Dale, Emery, Green River, Hanksville, Manti, Richfield, Beaver, Cedar City, Milford, St. George, Kanab, Escalante, Bullfrog, Cove Fort, Koosharem, Fish Lake, Loa, Panguitch and Bryce Canyon.
Flash flooding is most likely in slot canyons, normally dry washes and burn scars. Main stem river flooding of urban centers will become possible by Monday. Most all back country roads are likely to become impassable across central and Southern Utah.
Precautionary, preparedness actions
A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. Readers are advised to monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued.
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