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Flash flood watches issued, thunderstorms expected across Utah, officials say

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Posted at 12:26 PM, Aug 03, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-03 14:32:56-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Cooler temperatures and flash flood watches are sweeping the state for the next few days, according to offcials with the National Weather Service.

On Sunday, meteorologists said flash flood watches were issued for central and southern Utah – areas in northern Utah will also be affected by the watches starting Monday.

Showers and thunderstorms in northern Utah are expected to start Sunday evening and will continue overnight, meteorologists say.

The weather, officials say, is from tropical moisture coming up from Arizona.

Meteorologists say the upcoming storm is similar to the one that passed through last week that flooding underpasses in Midvale and properties in Eagle Mountain.

On Monday, temperatures along the Wasatch Front are expected to be in the 70s – unusually low for this time of year, according to the weather service.

Southern Utah will also see temperatures in the mid 80s, which is still below normal.

The state is expected to dry out starting Tuesday in southern Utah then statewide by Wednesday.

More information can be found on the National Weather Service website at: http://www.weather.gov/.