Fire weather watch in effect from Sunday afternoon through Sunday evening for dry thunderstorms and gusty outflow winds for fire weather zones 478492 and 495.
* Affected area: Fire weather zone 478 salt lake desert fire weather zone 492 central Utah west desert and fire weather zone 495-Color Country west desert.
* Thunderstorms: Widely scattered dry thunderstorms are possible Sunday afternoon and evening across western Utah.
* Outflow winds: Erratic wind gusts to 50 mph are possible with thunderstorms Sunday afternoon and evening.
* Impacts: Dry lightning will bring the potential for numerous new fires starts and gusty microburst winds may result in erratic fire behavior both with new starts and existing fires.
A fire weather watch means that there is a potential for critical fire weather conditions. Continue to monitor for the latest forecasts and for possible red flag warnings.