Hazardous weather alert: Rain, high winds, snow, possible flooding

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ST. GEORGE — A hazardous weather outlook has been issued for the next seven days by the National Weather Service in Salt Lake City. The outlook calls for increasing moisture bringing thunderstorms, high winds and possibly snow to southwest Utah, including Utah’s Dixie and Zion National Park.

Residents are encouraged to take note of weather conditions before making plans that include outdoor activities.

Affected area

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, and west-central Utah.

Also affected will be 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.

Wednesday

Scattered showers and thundershowers are forecast for the entire region. Locally, heavy rainfall is forecast with the possibility of flash floods in areas. Strong gusty winds may also be present, especially north of Interstate 70.

Thursday through Tuesday

A second, more potent system will bring widespread rain to the region. Significant rain is expected. Windy conditions are also expected.

With the significantly cooler air associated with this system, snow levels may drop to 7,000 feet by Friday.

Flooding is possible due to widespread heavy rain.

Spotter information statement

Weather spotters are encouraged to report significant weather conditions to the National Weather Service according to standard operating procedures.

Resources

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