Northern Utah was on the cusp of calmer, drier and warmer weekend weather, but first it has to endure a blustery Thursday punctuated by rain, thunder and lightning.
That occasionally wild, wet cycle for the Wasatch Front will extend into late Thursday evening, but skies were expected to beginning clearing after midnight. Friday's forecast called for partly cloudy horizons giving way to clear and sunny by late morning, with high temperatures in the mid-70s — up about 5 degrees from Thursday.
Thursday's precipitation set a record for consecutive days of measurable rain in Salt Lake City. According to the National Weather Service, that record — 17 days, set in 1995 — was tied on Wednesday, when 0.42 inches of rainfall was measured at Salt Lake City International Airport, and then broken on Thursday with 18 days of measurable rain.