Utah forecast: Autumn’s sunshine wanes, cooler temps on way
Rain and clouds • Late-week forecast sees shift to colder, wetter weather.
Published: October 10, 2012 10:14PM
Updated: October 10, 2012 08:41AM

Autumnal sunshine is on the wane at Utah’s mid-week, with clouds and cooler temperatures on the way.

Time to appreciate, then, as John Burroughs penned: How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.

The National Weather Service predicts mostly cloudy skies on Thursday along the Wasatch Front following Wednesday’s forecast for comparatively sunnier and bluer skies. High temperatures were expected to be in the mid- to upper-70s, while overnight lows will dip into the upper-40s.

Southern Utahns will have mostly cloudy skies with a slight chance of rain showers. Highs will be in the low-80s and nighttime temperatures in the mid-50s.

Beginning Friday, northern Utah will see a dramatic change. Rain is likely with highs retreating to the mid-60s and lows in the mid-40s as winds from the northwest move the region toward more typical fall weather. Southern Utahns, too, will see an increase chance for rainfall with highs in the mid-60 and lows in the upper-40s.

Air quality statewide was rated “Green,” or healthy, according to the Utah Division of Air Quality.

Salt Lake City looked to a 78-degree high Thursday, same as Wednesday’s forecast; Ogden was pegged for a 75 high on Thursday, up 2 degrees from Wednesday; Provo expected 79 and 78, respectively; Logan 76 and 74; Wendover 73s; Duchesne 70 and 71; Cedar City 72s; St. George 79 and 82; and Moab 81 and 79 degrees.

remims@sltrib.com