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Cool weather coming after Sunday rain

Published October 4, 2009 12:32 am

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Sunday's early-morning rain and thunderstorms were just a taste of colder weather expected to hit northern Utah in the coming week.

"We're just going to have a cool air mass that stays over Utah," said National Weather Service Meteorologist Eric Schoening. "Very fall-like."

Less than one-tenth of an inch of rain fell in Salt Lake City Sunday morning, and a small amount of snow fell at higher elevations. The cold front, though, will bring more rain and some snow as it moves through Sunday.

Temperatures this week are predicted to dip to the 30s in the evening, with day highs in the 50s. The coldest weather is forecast to hit Monday night and Tuesday morning.

The front also will bring strong winds, and wind advisories have been issued for much of the state. The weather service has a high-wind warning out for parts of Beaver and Iron County, where gusts were measured at 61 mph in Enterprise.