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Utah forecast: Warm, occasionally steamy

Published September 5, 2013 10:40 am

Humidity • Cycle of thunderstorms won't offer much relief for heat.
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When it comes to steamy, late-summer weather, rappin' rabbi MC Moisha might have the 411 for Utah about "sweating like a mule [and] frying like a blintz."

OK, the Beehive State isn't Miami Beach. But as this week ends you still you might crying out, "Oy, it's so humid!"

By mid-day Thursday, temperatures in Salt Lake City had tied the record high of 96 degrees set in 1967.

High temperatures Friday along the Wasatch Front were expected to slog toward the mid-90s, echoing Thursday's forecast, a series of afternoon and evening thunderstorms and rain showers were expected to boost humidity to downright sticky ahead of the weekend.

Expect the same in southern Utah, but worse: high temperatures there were forecast to flirt with 100 degrees.

At least that hot, wet air will be relatively clean: the Utah Division of Air Quality rated the entire state at "Green," or healthy for breathability from Thursday through Saturday.

However, allergy suffers will have more than steamy weather to deal with. The Intermountain Allergy & Asthma website warns that pollen levels for chenopods are "very high," while ragweed and mold are "high" and sage "moderate."

Salt Lake City's high temperature on Friday is pegged at 92 degrees, down some from Thursday's forecast of 96; Ogden expected 88 and 91 degrees, respectively; Provo 90 and 93; Logan 88 and 90; Wendover 87 and 88; Duchesne 84 and 85; Cedar City 86s; St. George 99 and 100; and Moab 96 and 97 degrees.

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