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Salt Lake City ties record for hottest Cinco de Mayo

First Published      Last Updated May 05 2017 11:05 pm

Salt Lake City tied the record Friday for the warmest May 5 on record.

Temperatures climbed to 88 degrees, tying a record set in 1966, the National Weather Service said.

Weather during the weekend was forecast to be "spring-like," the NWS said, including increased runoff with minor flooding for the South Fork of the Ogden river, gusty south winds, possible thunderstorms and increased fire danger.

Salt Lake City residents can expect a breezy Saturday with mostly cloudy skies and a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms throughout the day with highs in the mid-80s. On Sunday, skies will by partly cloudy with highs in the upper-70s.

The St. George area is forecast to reach the upper-80s on Saturday, with partly sunny skies and windy conditions. On Sunday, there will be a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon with highs around 70.

Air quality will mostly be yellow, or moderate, on Friday and Saturday, aside from Cache and Tooele counties, which are predicted to have green, or good, air quality. On Sunday, air quality will be good across the Wasatch Front, while Washington, Carbon, Duchesne and Uintah counties will remain at moderate levels.


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