Heavy rainfall expected for Southern Utah this weekend

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ST. GEORGE The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather warning for the western two-thirds of Utah and southwest Wyoming covering the next several days.

A warm system will impact Utah Saturday into Sunday, bringing heavy rainfall to Southern Utah. Valley rain and high mountain snow can be expected across northern Utah.

With the heavy rainfall across Southern Utah this weekend, area rivers will be running high. All area slot canyons and small streams are expected to be running high and fast.

Those with outdoor plans in these areas are urged to monitor forecasts over the next several days. Zion National Park is one of the areas anticipated to be hit by the rain.

Motorists are advised not to attempt to cross flooded roadways or paths that have been flooded.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue team recently responded to a family that was stuck at a flooded roadway near Hurricane. The search and rescue team posted the incident on Facebook and said the family did the right thing by not trying to cross, as even a stream that looks shallow can still have enough force behind it to start dragging a car away with the current.

Valley snow is expected with a colder storm Monday into Tuesday. Significant snow accumulations are possible for much of the area.

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