Monday brought thunderstorms and flooding to Southern Utah, when will it hit the Wasatch Front?

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(ABC4) – Severe thunderstorms paired with flash flooding concerns are gripping Southern Utah once again.

ABC4 Chief Meteorologist Alana Brophy is tracking storms moving through communities in Beaver County, Iron County, Garfield County, Washington County, and Kane County.

A flash flood watch in southwestern Utah remains in effect until midnight for the Southern Mountains, Southwest Utah, and Zion National Park, after Iron and Beaver Counties saw extensive flooding following severe thunderstorms. 

Much like Sunday evening, Monday’s southerly monsoonal flow brought in ample amounts of moisture, and lead to strong, slow-moving thunderstorms producing heavy rainfall during the afternoon and evening hours. 

The storms are moving over I-70 as well as I-15 from Delta all the way down to Washington County.

While Cedar City has experienced a brunt of flood conditions, residents are being warned that the community is out of sandbags. The city also reports its offices are out of power and will be closed the rest of the day.

The southern and eastern sides of the state have active flash flood warnings with ones around Moab and in Grand County set to expire in the 11 p.m. hour, while a flash flood warning in Kane County, near Lake Powell, will hold on until 11:45 p.m. 

The moisture over southern Utah will spread northward across the remainder of Utah and southwest Wyoming as our ridge of high-pressure shifts and moves over Colorado. This opens the door to southerly flow containing deep moisture, which will continue to surge north, eventually bringing storms to the Wasatch Front. 

Wet weather did make it into Utah, Tooele, and even Salt Lake County with a small storm over South Jordan Monday. These storms will become more widespread along the Wasatch Front as we continue through the workweek. Be sure to stay ahead of any inclement and severe weather with Utah’s Most Accurate Forecast on-air and online.

Be sure to stay ahead of the forecast with the latest information on the ABC4 weather page.

ABC4 will continue to update this story with the latest information to keep you and your family safe into the evening.

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