Southern Utah weekend weather: A great weekend to get out, but watch for rising water levels

Composite stock image, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — According to the National Weather Service, this weekend’s weather for the majority of southwestern Utah will include mostly sunny skies and warm temperatures. However, warmer weather means melting snowpack and rising river and stream levels, and a hazardous weather outlook is in effect as a result.

Updated May 4, 7:30 a.m. to reflect current conditions, forecasts and advisories.

Below are your St. George, Cedar City, Zion National Park and Lake Powell area weekend weather forecasts, including current warnings and advisories. And for a look at this weekend’s events, check out the St. George News TGIF Show: Your weekend adventure guide brought to you by Virgin River Casino.

St. George


Sunny with a high of 85 and low of 59, with west-southwest winds of 5 mph.


Sunny with a high of 87 and low of 59, with south-southwest winds of 5-7 mph.

Read more: City announces new flight destination for St. George Regional Airport

Cedar City


Sunny with a high of 70 and low of 46, with southwest winds of 5-9 mph.


Sunny with a high of 72 and low of 46, with south-southeast winds of 6-13 mph.

Read more: ‘Triple Deuce’ veterans hold reunion in Cedar City

Zion National Park/Springdale


Sunny with a high of 74 and low of 42, with southwest winds of 5-8 mph.


Sunny with a high of 76 and low of 43, with south-southwest winds of 6-11 mph.

Read more: With rockfall repairs completed, Zion-Mount Carmel Highway set to reopen ahead of schedule

Lake Powell/Bullfrog Basin/Halls Crossing


Sunny with a high of 80 and low of 51, with south winds of 6 mph.


Sunny with a high of 84 and low of 55, with south-southwest winds of 5-9 mph.

Weather warnings and advisories

There’s a hazardous weather outlook in place for the following areas: Utah’s Dixie, Zion National Park, Glen Canyon Recreation Area, Lake Powell and Southern Utah mountains.

Warming temperatures will accelerate snowmelt at the mid and high elevations during the weekend. This will lead to streams and rivers running high, fast and cold across the outlook area through the remainder of the spring.

Monitor children and pets closely near these waterways.

A cooling trend is expected mid-week with the arrival of the next storm system.

For the most current conditions, warnings and advisories, go to the National Weather Service-Salt Lake City office website.

Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @STGnews | @markeekaenews

Copyright St. George News, LLC, 2019, all rights reserved.

Free News Delivery by Email

Would you like to have the day's news stories delivered right to your inbox every evening? Enter your email below to start!