Flood warnings and watches issued for several areas of Utah

Posted at 4:55 PM, Aug 24, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-24 18:55:25-04

SALT LAKE CITY – The National Weather Service has issued flash flood warnings and flood watches for multiple parts of Utah Saturday.

The flash flood warning for Kane County came after radar indicated heavy rainfall from a thunderstorm over a remote area north-east of Kanab.

The storm may produce flash floods that impact Johnson Lakes Canyon and Seaman Canyon. The warning was expected to remain in effect until 7:15 p.m. Saturday.

Flash flood warnings are also in effect Saturday for east central Washington County, north central Sanpete County, north west Emery County, west central Carbon County, and central Grand County. Click here for specific details on each warning.

The flood watch includes the following areas in central Utah: Castle Country, Central Mountains, San Rafael Swell, Sanpete/Sevier Valleys and Wasatch Plateau/Book Cliffs.

In northern Utah the Western Uinta Basin is part of the flood watch. Impacted areas in southern Utah include the Glen Canyon Recreation Area and Lake Powell. In south Central Utah the flood watch applies to southwest Utah, Utah’s Dixie and Zion National Park. The southern mountains in southwest Utah are also included, according to the National Weather Service.

The rainfall is expected to move into southern Utah Sunday afternoon and will spread to central and eastern Utah by Sunday evening. The flood watch is expected to continue through Monday afternoon.

Experts urged people to use caution and to not drive over roadways covered in water.

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