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Wet weather tapers off in Utah as dry air moves in

Published July 17, 2012 9:01 am

Weather • Eastern areas could still see rain and thunderstorms Tuesday.
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Dry air working through the state Tuesday will bring less rain and thunderstorms than previous days, but the National Weather Service said isolated storms are still possible over the mountains and in Eastern Utah.

While the rainy weather may be spotty through the state, it's predicted that the showers that do fall will produce heavy rain, strong winds and possibly hail. It is predicted that those storms will quickly die off by evening.

That dry air will remain in place Wednesday for most of the state, but eastern areas ­— primarily east of Interstate 15 — could still see showers through the afternoon and evening.Temperatures are expected to stay below 90 degrees in Northern Utah Tuesday, with a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms. Southern areas will see highs near the mid-90s. Salt Lake City is predicted to see a high of 90 Tuesday, followed by 91 Wednesday. Ogden is expected to reach 89 and 92 over the next two days, while Cedar City will see cooler temperatures at 83 degrees predicted for Tuesday, and 87 on Wednesday.

In Southern Utah, Moab is expected to reach 92 degrees Tuesday, and inch up to 94 Wednesday, while St. George will sit at 96 and 97 over the next two days.

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality rate Tuesday and Wednesday as "green" — or good — air days statewide.jmiller@sltrib.com

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