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Utah forecast: A warm, gusty autumnal midweek

Published November 20, 2012 9:32 am

Storm coming, though • Rain, snow expected in northern part of state late Wednesday.
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Utah's mid-week forecast calls for gusty, bright and warm weather statewide, that "thinnest yellow light of November" Henry David Thoreau once declared "more warming and exhilarating than any wine."

The Wasatch Front looked for highs in the upper-50s Wednesday with overnight lows near 40 degrees, while winds of 10-20 mph came out of the southwest. However, valley rain and isolated mountain snow showers were expected Wednesday night when a Pacific Northwest storm system moved into the region.

Southern Utahns expected highs near 70 under mostly sunny skies with overnight lows in the upper-30s.

The Utah Avalanche Center rated the state's Provo, Logan, Salt Lake and Uintas mountain districts at "moderate" for dangerous snowslide risk, while the Ogden mountains earned a "low" risk grade.

The Utah Division of Air Quality was flying its "Green," or healthy air banners throughout the state.

Salt Lake City expected a high temperature of 61 on Wednesday, up from Tuesday's forecast of 58; Ogden looked for 58 and 56 degrees, respectively; Provo 61 and 57; Logan 56 and 55; Wendover 57 and 52; Duchesne 55 and 49; Cedar City 62 and 59; St. George 70 and 66; and Moab 62 degrees both days.

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