Utah forecast: Thunderstorms easing; dry, hot weather back

Published July 8, 2013 1:45 pm
AIr quality • In Salt Lake, Davis and Weber counties some "Yellow" days.
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Thunderstorms were tapering off ahead of a gradual drying trend expected to settle in over Utah beginning Tuesday.

Still, the potential for isolated pockets of rain and lightning kept a Hazardous Weather Outlook in place through the remainder of this week. That advisory, which also warned of wildfire danger rising by Thursday as temperatures rose, extended into Sunday.

Along the Wasatch Front morning and afternoon thunderstorms predicted for Monday were to give away to clearing skies on Tuesday. High temperatures were to soar into the upper-90s with overnight lows in the upper-60s.

Southern Utahns continued to bake. Highs on Tuesday were forecast to hit 108 degrees, up 1 degree from Monday's forecast. Overnight lows will be in the upper-70s.

The Utah Division of Air Quality warned of "Yellow," or compromised breathing conditions in Salt Lake, Davis and Weber counties while the rest of the state's monitoring stations reported "Green," or healthy air quality through Wednesday.

The Intermountain Allergy & Asthma website reported only cattail pollen at elevated, or "moderate" levels.

Salt Lake City's high temperature Tuesday was pegged at 98, up from Monday's 97-degree forecast; Ogden expected 95 and 94, respectively; Provo 98 and 97; Logan 94 and 92; Wendover 94s; Duchesne 92 and 89; Cedar City 95 and 93; St. George 108 and 107; and Moab 102 and 100 degrees.


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