Tired of those alerts about the dangers of excessive heat? OK. How about a Flash Flood Watch, instead?
The National Weather Service says Utahns will get a break from triple-digit temperatures and dry conditions on Saturday as a series of thunderstorms and rain showers continue to roll into the region. That means high temperatures in the upper 80s along the Wasatch Front and the mid- to upper 90s in the southern portions of the state.
The trade-off? Forecasters says locally heavy rainfall could mean sudden swelling of streams and rivers, possible mud slides on unstable slopes particularly those denuded by wildfires last year and potential flash flooding in the slot canyons and urban area washes.