After a series of rain storms left portions of Utah literally awash, it's time for the nation's second-most arid state to begin drying out.
The National Weather Service, which had issued flash flood advisories for much of the past week, heralded a gradual drying trend beginning late Thursday night and extending through the coming weekend. Thank a low pressure system moving in from northeastern Nevada for the break in precipitation, forecasters say.
That is welcome news for residents of North Salt Lake's Eagleridge development, where public safety crews kept close watch on a landslide that on Tuesday destroyed one home and forced evacuation of more than two dozen others. Drier weather also will be welcome respite for some 100 homeowners who continued Wednesday dealing with the aftermath of flooded basements and muddy streets in Emery and Carbon counties.