SALT LAKE CITY — A series of spring storms dumped a healthy amount of water on the state, but Utah should steadily dry up over the next week.
"This type of rain is not uncommon this time of year," said Glen Merrill, forecaster with the National Weather Service in Salt Lake City. "The storm came with a lot of moisture, with a cold front Friday that brought the first round of heavy rain."
Brigham City, in 72-hour totals compiled by the service, received 2 inches of rain as logged by 9 p.m. Monday. South Ogden received 1.77 inches of rain, and northern Davis County communities such as Layton received an inch or better.
Most cities in the Salt Lake Valley received about an inch of rain, with Cottonwood Heights logging 1.26 inches of rain. Utah County did not get hit as hard, generally, with many cities receiving just a third of an inch.
The good news for sun lovers is that the storms are on their way out.
"We are the in last legs of dealing with this," Merrill said.
While the past few days have seen temperatures 5 degrees below normal, Tuesday will see temperatures climb to 70, and inch to 80 degrees later in the week across the Wasatch Front.
The weekend, he added, looks to be dry, with another storm not potentially in the offering until next week.
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