7-day Hazardous Weather Outlook anticipates heavy rain, possible thunderstorms, falling snow levels

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ST. GEORGE — The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City has issued a hazardous weather outlook for portions of central Utah, northern Utah, Southern Utah and southwest Wyoming. This outlook is in effect Sunday through Saturday.

Affected areas

Cache Valley, northern Wasatch Front, Salt Lake and Tooele valleys, southern Wasatch Front, Great Salt Lake Desert and mountains, Wasatch Mountain valleys, Wasatch Mountains near Interstate-80 North, Wasatch Mountains south of I-80, western Uinta Mountains, Wasatch Plateau-Book Cliffs, Western Uinta Basin-Castle Country, San Rafael Swell, Sanpete-Sevier valleys, west-central Utah, southwest Utah, Utah’s Dixie and Zion National Park, south-central Utah, Glen Canyon Recreation Area-Lake Powell, central mountains, southern mountains and southwest Wyoming.

Day one — Sunday

Isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms will affect Utah and southwest Wyoming today. Across Southwest Utah, including Dixie and Zion National Park, some of the activity could produce locally heavy rainfall today.

Days two through seven – Monday through Saturday

A colder storm is expected to approach Wednesday and persist through Saturday. Ahead of the storm Wednesday and Thursday, gusty southerly winds are expected. With the passage of a cold front late Thursday, snow levels will be brought down to the benches with potential snow mixing to the valley floor at times Friday.

Spotter information statement

Weather spotters are encourage to report significant weather conditions according to standard operating procedures.

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