A hazardous weather advisory has been issued for much of Utah into late this week as a warmer temperatures, spring runoff and thunderstorms combine to dominate the forecast.
The National Weather Service says a cold front settled over northern and central Utah early Wednesday and was expected to bring isolated showers and thunderstorms to the region, followed by a continuing period of unsettled weather on Thursday and Friday. Along with rainfall in the lower elevations, the storm system was expected to bring more snow to the mountains.
Meantime, the spring runoff continues, and water in the region's rivers, creeks and streams is flowing both fast and cold. Forecasters and public safety agencies are warning that adults should keep children and pets a safe distance from the turbulent waterways.