Thunderstorms coming to Utah, expected to last all weekend
May 5, 2023, 6:30 PM | Updated: 8:10 pm
(Ryan Sun, Deseret News)
SALT LAKE CITY — Thunderstorms are expected to move into the Beehive State Saturday and last all weekend long.
With temperatures beginning to cool, Utah’s rivers will get a bit of relief from the heavy snowmelt.
Thunderstorms are likely to be on and off Saturday. However, none of these storms are expected to pack much of a punch.
“We’re not anticipating any of these to, somehow, fall on top of the perfect watershed with snow that’s melting and cause a catastrophe,” KSL Meteorologist Matt Johnson says.
Additionally, Johnson says the storms could add 2-3 inches of snow in the mountains.
Next week, we’ll warm up slightly. However, the chance of storms will stick around for the foreseeable future.
Looking ahead to the weekend? The trough just to our west will keep temperatures on the cool side, with occasional showers through early next week. Here’s your temperature forecast. #utwx pic.twitter.com/GaOAkUSSC3
— NWS Salt Lake City (@NWSSaltLakeCity) May 5, 2023
Devin Oldroyd contributed to this article.
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