Weather service issues multiple warnings across southern Utah as flooding continues

Afternoon monsoonal thunderstorm brought another 0.6 inches of rain to Bryce Canyon National Park on Saturday, July 24, 2021. The National Weather Service on Saturday issued multiple flash flood warnings across southern Utah as a result of storms in the area.

Afternoon monsoonal thunderstorm brought another 0.6 inches of rain to Bryce Canyon National Park on Saturday, July 24, 2021. The National Weather Service on Saturday issued multiple flash flood warnings across southern Utah as a result of storms in the area. (Bryce Canyon National Park)


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SALT LAKE CITY — The National Weather Service on Saturday issued multiple flash flood warnings across southern Utah that will remain into effect through the night as a result of storms in the area.

The agency issued flash flood warnings for south-central Garfield County and northeastern Kane County until 11:15 p.m. The warnings said flooding would likely occur in rural areas.

Earlier in the day, the southern communities of Bryce Canyon, Cannonville, Glendale, Hildale, Tropic and San Juan County between Monticello and Blanding were also under flash flood warnings. Weather service radar indicated at 2:34 p.m. that 1.75 to 2.5 inches of rain had fallen in western Kane County, which likely will produce flash flooding near U.S. Highway 89.

"Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles," the alert advised.

A flash flood watch also remains in effect for parts of southwest and southeast Utah, including St. George and Springdale, through Saturday evening.

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