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Spring weather arriving in Utah Monday
First Published Mar 11 2013 07:19 am • Last Updated Mar 11 2013 08:43 am

The first workday after the beginning of Daylight Saving Time greeted Utahns with mostly cloudy skies and spring-like temperatures.

Forecasters for the National Weather Service expected highs around 50 degrees Monday in Salt Lake City. Lows were expected to drop into the mid 30s by Monday night, though the cloud cover should diminish by the end of the day.

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Temperatures in Utah County were projected to be similar, though in Davis County high temperatures Monday will likely only reach the mid 40s, with lows in the mid 30s.

In southern Utah, spring has already apparently arrived, with sunny skies and highs Monday reaching the mid 60s near St. George.

In Duchesne, highs will reach the mid 40s Monday and lows will drop into the low 20s. Near Logan, highs Monday will be near 40 degrees and lows will be in the upper 20s.

Utahns can also breath easy Monday, as experts expect air quality to be good across the state.

Though most Utahns will likely welcome the warmer temperatures, they will create a moderate risk of snow slides all along the Wasatch Front, according to the Utah Avalanche Center. In the Uintas, the center reported a considerable avalanche risk Monday.

Similar weather patterns will continue Tuesday, with a gradual warming trend continuing throughout the week. In Salt Lake and Utah counties, highs Tuesday are again expected to reach the mid 50s and lows will drop into the 30s. Davis County will warm up and also reach similar temperatures by Tuesday.

High temperatures Tuesday in Duchesne and Cache counties will be in the 40s, with lows in the 20s.

Forecasters expect high temperatures around 70 degrees Tuesday in St. George, with lows in the lower 40s.


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jdalrymple@sltrib.com

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