... Flash Flood Watch in effect from 2 PM MDT this afternoon through this evening... The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City has issued a * Flash Flood Watch for portions of central Utah and southern Utah, including the following areas, in central Utah, San Rafael Swell. In southern Utah, Glen Canyon Recreation Area/Lake Powell, south central Utah, southern mountains, and utahs Dixie and Zion National Park. * From 2 PM MDT this afternoon through this evening * scattered showers and thunderstorms capable of producing heavy rainfall will develop this afternoon across the higher terrain, and spread southward across the lower elevations of southern Utah during the late afternoon and evening. * Heavy rainfall can lead to rapid onset of flooding, with some of the most prone areas being slot canyons, burn scars, normally dry washes, and low water crossings. Water can rise quickly downstream of heavy rain, even when the actual thunderstorm is many miles away. Rock and mud slides, as well as water flowing across roadways, will be possible and could locally impact travel. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued.