Bob Deegan and Terry Giles, of the Salt Lake City Public Utilities Department's Drainage Management, clean storm drains early Tuesday morning. A northern cold front moved into the Wasatch Front, prompting rain and thunderstorms just in time for the morning commute. Civic-minded Utahns were wise to travel to the primary election polls armed with umbrellas. High winds and hail downed trees and left some homes without power. "We've had a good, healthy fall storm," said William Alder of the National Weather Service. The storm was felt especially hard in Utah County, where high winds broke windows, snapped trees and brought down power lines. "We essentially had a microburst in parts of Provo," said Alder. Gusts reached 50 mph in Orem. Pea-size hail pelted areas of Box Elder County, Kearns and Bountiful. The first snowfall of autumn was also recorded along the Utah-Idaho border in elevations above 7,000 feet. A snow advisory was issued in higher elevations throughout the state Tuesday. A high wind advisory was also in effect in the Lake Powell area. Expect chilly, wet weather to linger along the Wasatch Front through Wednesday, with temperatures topping in the 50s. Another cold front could roll into northern Utah just in time for the Utah Education Association weekend, possibly bringing more showers. Utah's Dixie will be pleasant for the remainder of the week, with temperatures in the mid-70s. Little precipitation is expected.
Caption Only: Fall storm rolls through Utah on primary election day
By Deseret News