The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City has issued a flash flood warning for the San Rafael Swell, Utah’s Dixie and Zion National Park, south central Utah, the Glen Canyon Recreation Area and Lake Powell, and the southern mountains. This watch also includes the cities of Green River, Hanksville, St. George, Kanab, Escalante, Bullfrog, Loa, Panguitch, and Bryce Canyon. This includes Grand Staircase National Monument and Capitol Reef National Park.
The watch is in effect from late Friday night through Saturday evening.
Expect periods of locally heavy rainfall across the watch area.
A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that can lead to flash flooding. Flash floods are very serious and can become dangerous quickly. If caught near a flash flood, move to higher ground immediately. Do not try to cross a roadway that is flooding: turn around, don’t drown!
During a flash flood, normally dry washes, small streams, slot canyons, areas near former burns, and areas of steep terrain are danger zones most likely to experience flooding.