At long last, Utah's interminable summer of heat is about to get a cooling dose of rain thanks to a series of thunderstorms expected to hit the region at mid-week.
The National Weather Service predicted the storms, which were forecast to settle over the region Tuesday night, would bring a chance of showers through Wednesday night. Rainfall was expected to be heaviest, however, in the state's northwestern deserts and southwestern Utah.
Meanwhile, forecasters issued a "Red Flag" wildfire danger warning for northwestern Utah from Logan south to Milford. That advisory , to kick in at 3 p.m. as a spell of dry lighting moved through the area, was to expire at midnight.