Remnants of Tropical Storm Hilary pass through Utah, flooding possible
Aug 21, 2023, 9:48 AM | Updated: 9:57 am
(Spenser Heaps/Deseret News)
SALT LAKE CITY — Heavy rain and winds are expected throughout Utah as remnants of Tropical Storm Hilary move through today.
National Weather Service Meteorologist Alex DeSmet said only far Northwestern and Eastern Utah do not have a high chance of a downpour.
Additionally, all of Utah’s national parks except Arches are facing flash flood risks today. The remnants of Tropical Storm Hilary are expected to have made it to Idaho by this afternoon, but DeSmet said the chance of rain lasts through the end of the week.
“The worst of it is has largely stayed off to our west we’ve had some showers and some thunderstorms and some gusty winds but fortunately we’ve escaped the worst of it so far,” said DeSmet.
There is an increased risk of flash flooding for southern Utah National Parks and recreation areas. Make sure to check in with local visitor centers or ranger stations before heading out and have a plan if threatening weather approaches. More at: https://t.co/7kgSJIR7mF #utwx pic.twitter.com/Oq5Z2d31sL
— NWS Salt Lake City (@NWSSaltLakeCity) August 21, 2023
According to DeSmet, the chances of rain last through the end of the week.
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