Mother Nature scorns moderation when it comes to Utah's summer-time weather forecasts this year. If it's not scorching hot, then storms are threatening floods and mudslides.
The latter was the case Monday when the National Weather Service predicted an abrupt turn from hot, dry forecasts to slightly cooler and potentially far wetter expectations. Beginning at 11 a.m. Monday, a Flash Flood Watch was in effect through near midnight.
The advisory warned of the potential for flash floods in slot canyons and slides along fire-denuded slopes for a chunk of central, southern and western Utah ranging from near Provo and east to Duchesne and Green River and then south and west to Zion National Park and St. George to the Nevada and Arizona border.