Warming trend ramps up flood worries in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Weather watchers feel fortunate Utah’s flooding hasn’t been more widespread but they’re worried a warming trend could bring more threats this week. Temperatures in northern Utah are expected to reach into the upper 80s by Wednesday. The Logan and Weber rivers remain a concern as do Big and Little Cottonwood creeks south of Salt Lake City, the Provo River in central Utah and the Duchesne River to the east. A snow expert with the U.S. Department of Agriculture says the key will be for snowpack to continue coming off the mountains slowly. Cooling trends have limited floods mostly to fields, though agricultural losses will continue to grow as farmers in the hardest hit areas still aren’t able to plant crops because of the soggy ground.

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