Utah weather: Hot, humid with the potential for flash floods

Jul 24, 2023, 4:32 PM | Updated: 4:34 pm

An image taken on July 24, 2023 of stormy conditions by Starvation Reservoir. 
(NWS Salt Lake)...

An image taken on July 24, 2023 of stormy conditions by Starvation Reservoir. (NWS Salt Lake)

(NWS Salt Lake)

SALT LAKE CITY — As expected, Utah experienced a hot Pioneer Day. The July heatwave continues as temperatures flirt with the triple-digit mark.

KSL Meteorologist, Matt Johnson says Utahns are really feeling the heat, and the humidity is not helping matters.

“You might sweat a little bit more than what you’re used to this Pioneer Day. The dewpoints right now, they’re elevated,” said Johnson.  “They’re high, near 50 and that’s why it kind of feels a little muggy. Your skin’s a little suffocated for today.”

The 7-day forecast shows no relief from the heat with multiple days at or above the 100-degree mark. 

Flash flood warnings

Several flash flood warnings have been issued from the National Weather Service around the state as well. Johnson says a few late-afternoon and early evening storms are possible.

“Not everyone will see it but we’ll see a couple of thunderstorms produce some gusty winds, lightning and there may be some brief heavy rainfall.”

Water safety

Additionally, around 3:30 p.m., the NWS issued a warning for anyone recreating on the Great Salt Lake. The warning stated winds were headed towards the lake at 55 mph making for unsafe conditions for boaters. 

Gust winds and scattered rainfall is expected this evening into tomorrow.

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