But while the cooler weather was a boon over the weekend for those in the north, southern Utahns spent Saturday and Sunday scrambling to save their homes from flooding. The flooding was the result of heavy thunderstorms and impacted parts of Cedar City, Hurricane and Washington. The weather service reported Saturday that the Cedar City airport recorded 2.25 inches of rain inches of rain. It was an all-time, one-day record for the city, breaking the 2.1 inches recorded in September 1967.
Forecasters predicted that the rain could continue through the weekend, with a 60 percent chance of precipitation Sunday in Cedar City and a 50 percent chance in St. George. The likelihood of rain and ensuring flooding prompted the weather service to leave a hazardous weather outlook in place Sunday. The outlook warns that heavy rain could hit southern and eastern Utah and may reach northern parts of the state.
Highs in southern Utah were expected to reach the mid 90s Sunday, then climb to the upper 90s Monday.
The Utah Division of Air quality predicted good air through Tuesday in much of the state, with exceptions in Cache, Washington and Weber counties, where air quality will be moderate.
Salt Lake City's high temperature was expected to hit 90 degrees Sunday and 87 Monday; Ogden looked for 86 both days; Provo 89 and 88, respectively; Park City 77 and 78; Wendover 88 and 87; Duchesne 82 and 81; Cedar City 83 and 87; St. George 95 and 98; and Moab 84 and 91 degrees.