Carpe diem? Sure. But Utah's forecast for a string of early spring days has a lot of people thinking it's time to carpe vacationem.
Well, the calendar-makers might object. After all, winter doesn't end until March 20. Still, it's tough to shovel sunshine; and don't even think of ice-skating on that pond now.
Northern Utah's temperatures will flirt with an above-normal 70 degrees on Tuesday, up a couple degrees from Monday's highs. Wednesday will bring low-70s to the Wasatch Front, under partly cloudy to sunny skies — a trend expected to continue through next weekend and right up to "official" spring.