Storms bring much needed rain, hail to parts of Utah

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Posted at 3:13 PM, May 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-17 17:17:09-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Storms in southern Utah and parts of the Wasatch Mountains brought much needed rain to parts of the drought-stricken state Monday, with the chances of rain in the Salt Lake Valley increasing until early this evening.

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The strongest storms were seen near Park City and Heber City, with dime-sized hail reported in the mountains. A FOX 13 viewer sent in video of hail from his home in Kamas.

Afternoon thunderstorms are expected to continue along the Wasatch Front and northwestern Utah through 7 p.m., according to the Salt Lake City office of the National Weather Service. Areas from Provo to Logan will see the best chances for thunderstorms.

A significant weather advisory was issued for areas in the southwestern section of the state. Traffic cameras in St. George saw rain accumulating on roadways in the area. The advisory expired at 2 p.m.