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Utah forecast: A 100 percent chance of ‘sun showers’ through midweek

First Published      Last Updated May 08 2017 09:51 am

Utah's forecast extending into the midweek calls for a 100 percent chance of . . . "sun showers."

Whether along the north's Wasatch Front or the redrocks and high deserts of southern Utah, sunshine, clouds and rain will take turns cycling through the Beehive State through Wednesday.

Time for "sailing down behind the sun," perhaps while listening to the smoky baritone of Eric Clapton, looking into his Father's Eyes, "praying for the healing rain, to restore my soul again."

In the Salt Lake and Tooele valleys, Tuesday will bring a sunny dawn, afternoon showers and highs in the mid-70s — the same forecast as that for Monday, though a few degrees warmer. Wednesday's daybreak will be a wet one, and thunderstorms come in the afternoon before easing off late Wednesday night; highs will be in the low-70s.

Southern Utahns expect a rainy Tuesday dawn and clearing, breezy skies late in the afternoon. Highs will be in the mid-70s — about 5 degrees cooler than a sunny Monday. Wednesday, with highs in the upper-60s, arrives with showers, afternoon thunderclaps and then clearing skies heading into the evening hours.

The Utah Division of Air Quality predicts "yellow,"or compromised particulate pollution levels for all of the state except Cache and Tooele counties, which were "green," or healthy. However, conditions could improve as the impact of wind and rain kick in toward the midweek.

The Intermountain Allergy & Asthma website listed mulberry at "very high" and sycamore and oak "high" on its pollen index as of Monday. Other allergens were either "low," or did not register on the site's pollen index.

For more extensive forecast information visit the Tribune's weather page at http://www.sltrib.com/news/weather/.


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