Spring officially has arrived, but if you thought it was going to be all sunshine and daffodils from here on in, Utah, think again — there's a storm coming.
After a warm, bright weekend prelude, Monday's season-changing vernal equinox also brought Hazardous Weather Outlook for the entire week in the western two thirds of the state. While most of Monday's forecast called for mild conditions, Tuesday morning brings increasingly gusty southeast winds to usher in midweek rain showers to the valleys and snow to the mountains.
After Monday's cloudy but still toasty conditions — Salt Lake City's 75-degree high tied a 1997 record, the fourth warm weather mark set so far this month — northern Utahns will see those charming Monday breezes turn to obnoxious winds gusting to 30 mph by Tuesday afternoon. Come Wednesday, the rain arrives along with high temperatures in the low- to mid-60s, a 7-10 degree dip from Tuesday's readings.