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A heat warning has been issued for much of northern Utah
A heat warning has been issued for much of northern Utah

SALT LAKE CITY – Summer is in full swing across Utah, with hot weather forecasts and the possibility of flash flooding in popular recreation areas.

Temperatures will be sweltering in northern and central Utah through Tuesday. A heat advisory has been issued Monday through Tuesday night for the Salt Lake Valley, eastern Juab and Millard counties, the Utah Valley and the northern Wasatch Front.

In addition, heat advisories have been issued for other areas in Utah, including Sanpete, Sevier, Tooele and Rush Valleys.

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Experts from the National Weather Service said the heat threat was moderate and that this threat would affect people without adequate cooling or hydration.

How hot will it be in Utah over the next two days? The Wasatch Front will stay above 95 degrees on Monday, and Salt Lake City is expected to reach 90 degrees.

Temperatures will again be above 30 degrees in parts of southern Utah, and in St. George, temperatures are expected to reach 40 degrees.

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Heat isn’t the only thing Utah’s weather radar is keeping an eye on. Flash flooding also poses a “significant threat” in the valleys of southern Utah.

According to the NWS, the likelihood of sudden flooding is highest in slot canyons, dry floodplains and near burn scars of fresh soil.

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Experts predicted a higher risk of flash flooding for Monday. Areas such as Capitol Reef National Park, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Grand Staircase Escalante are in the “probable” zone.

That means flash flooding is likely in some canyons, dry riverbeds and small streams, the NWS reported.

On Tuesday, the risk of sudden flooding will decrease, and no area is expected to experience “probable” flooding.

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The heat will not last forever, however, as showers and thunderstorms are expected, contributing to a drop in temperatures for a few days towards the end of the week.

Warm and dry weather is expected again this weekend.

By Isla