Flood warnings issued for Northern Utah Rivers


NORTHERN UTAH, Utah – (ABC4 News) The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for a part of the Ogden River from 10 a.m. Saturday until 6 p.m. Sunday. 

With the warmer temperatures, water levels in streams and rivers naturally rise due to melting snow. The weather service said cold and swift waters are dangerous and advises others to keep kids and pets away from the hazards. 

The NWS also stated gusty south winds will increase throughout the day with the strongest winds throughout the western valleys. Thunderstorms are also possible this afternoon and evening with strong winds and the possibility of hail. 

Dry conditions are also a concern in the St,. George areas creating a fire hazard with the warmer temperatures. 

The high water warning has also been issued to Cache Valley, Salt Lake County, Tooele County, Sanpete and Sevier Counties, Dixie and Zion National Parks, Glen Canyon Recreational area, Lake Powell and parts of southwest Wyoming. 

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