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Severe storms, strong winds possible for northern Utah Thursday

Thursday Severe Weather 10-7
Posted at 9:57 AM, Oct 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-07 18:03:07-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Residents along the northern Wasatch Front are being warned about the possibility of severe storms moving into the area Thursday night. The worst of the isolated thunderstorms are expected north of Salt Lake County at around 8 p.m.

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Areas north of Ogden could seen basement flooding as an areal flood watch will be put into effect starting Friday afternoon into evening.

The Wendover area in the western part of the state should expect a line of storms between 4-5 p.m., according to the Salt Lake City office of the National Weather Service.

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Thursday's storms, while limited in duration, could bring gusts over 50 miles per hour, with heavy rain and small hail.

The weather pattern in northern Utah will remain unstable through most of the weekend, with more thunderstorms expected across the region, along with colder temperatures by Friday evening.

A Winter Weather Warning was issued for the Western Uinta Mountains, including Moon Lake and Mirror Lake Highway, from 6 a.m. Friday through 6 p.m. Saturday. Snow accumulations up to 12 inches are expected above 9,000 feet, with gusts as high as 40 mph.

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More rain is expected along the Wasatch Front into Saturday before conditions begin improving Sunday.