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Severe thunderstorm watch issued for western Utah; flood watch in effect for SE Utah

Sep 21, 2022, 12:32 PM | Updated: 1:50 pm

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SALT LAKE CITY — A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued along the Interstate 15 corridor from Logan to St. George.

The watch lasts through 8 p.m. Wednesday and meteorologists will issue warnings as needed throughout the afternoon. Wind gusts over 58 mph and hail greater than 1″ are both possible with these storms.

Active warnings and flooding updates will be posted at the bottom of this article.

Meteorologists with the National Weather Service said there is an elevated risk of flooding in southeastern Utah while northern Utah could see severe thunderstorms. Flash flooding is expected at several national parks and southern Utah recreation areas.

“Heavy rainfall is already underway across southern Utah and will spread northward through the day,” NWS meteorologists said.

UPDATES

1:50 p.m.

1:30 p.m.

1:12 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for parts of the northern Wasatch Front as a line of storms is currently moving northeast into the area.

It will impact I-15, I-80, I-84 and U.S. Highway 89.

1 p.m.

12:45 p.m.

Special weather statements have been issued through 1:15 p.m. for central Utah, along I-15. Heavy rain may lead to localized flooding and wind gusts could pass 50 mph.

 

12:30 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Nephi and parts of Juab County. It lasts until 1 p.m. Wednesday.

A special weather statement indicating strong wind gusts and possible hail has been issued for the Tooele Valley and western Salt Lake Valley through 1:15 p.m.

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Severe thunderstorm watch issued for western Utah; flood watch in effect for SE Utah