Utah forecast: You know — April showers, statewide
Thunder, Lightning, Rain • Otherwise, 60s north and 70s south.
Published: April 1, 2013 08:13AM
Updated: April 1, 2013 09:17AM

April opened with thunderstorms and rain showers over the entire state of Utah even as springtime temperatures prevailed.

In northern Utah, highs Tuesday were expected to range into the low-60s, down a couple degrees from Monday’s forecast. Periodic rain, thunder and lightning were on the weather menu both days.

Southern Utahns looked for highs in the low- to mid-70s on Tuesday, mirroring Monday’s forecast, and Utah’s Dixie also expected to see its share of thunderstorms and precipitation.

There’s nothing like a storm system to freshen the atmosphere, so the Utah Division of Air Quality was awarding its “Green,” or healthy breathability grades statewide into the mid-week.

Utah Avalanche Center left its risk ratings for dangerous mountain backcountry snow slides at “moderate” throughout the state, except for the Moab area, where the risk was deemed “low.”

Salt Lake City’s high Tuesday was pegged at 61, down a tick from Monday’s 62-degree forecast; Ogden expected 60 on Tuesday and 59 Monday; Provo 62 and 65, respectively; Logan 60 and 58; Wendover 64 and 57; Duchesne 59 and 61; Cedar City 59 and 60; St. George 76 and 74; and Moab 60 and 72 degrees.

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