Hot temperatures expected across Utah this week
Published: July 9, 2012 09:35AM
Updated: July 9, 2012 09:32AM

Like cool temperatures? Then this week probably isn’t the one for you.

The week was expected to be a hot one across Utah with temperatures nearing or topping the century mark all week.

Monday was expected to be coolest day of all — temperatures were only expected to top out at 97 in Salt Lake City. By Wednesday, highs were expected to reach 102.

But that’s nothing compared to what St. George residents were expected to see this week. Temperatures Monday were expected to top out at 108, then reach 110 degrees come Tuesday.

The entire state was under a hazardous weather outlook for the week as meteorologists said residents might see some afternoon and evening thunderstorms and isolated flash flooding Monday.

Then from Tuesday through Sunday, temperatures were expected to reach at least 100 across the state. The Dixie region was expected to top 110 later in the week.

Utah’s air quality Monday was listed at “red,” or unhealthy, according to the Utah Department of Environmental Quality. The classification recommends that residents should limit prolonged outdoor exertion and limit outdoor activity.

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