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Expect more rain on the weekend

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One of the wettest fall storms to ever drench Utah should wind down later today. However, a chance of more moisture will return Saturday night along the Wasatch Front.

Pete Wilensky, lead forecaster for the National Weather Service's Salt Lake Office, said this single storm, which began Sunday night, is unusual because it wasn't localized.

The Salt Lake International Airport received a record 1.12 inches of moisture Wednesday, the fourth-wettest day there during October. Provo was soaked by 2.11 inches of water and the Sandy southeast bench had 2.99 inches of moisture. Tooele, Coalville, Bryce Canyon, Park City, Coalville, Wendover and Zion National Park also set moisture records for the day.

But it was Washington County that fared the worst in the storm.

A few homes in the small town of Brookside were evacuated overnight after water flowed into Baker Reservoir so rapidly it caught some people by surprise.

Gunlock Reservoir had dried up so much over the past couple of years that rangers were forced to move the boat ramp near the middle of the lake.

Snow fell in higher elevations. Through Thursday afternoon, Cedar Breaks had 37 inches of snow, Alta 56 and Snowbird 28 inches.

Wilensky said a new storm the middle of next week will be colder and could drop snow to the valley. He expects some rain today — a 40 percent chance — and maybe a little snow on the benches, with highs in the upper 40s.