Mild weekend weather in Utah, then a week of heat
The weather is about as good as it gets in July: patchy clouds, non-scalding temperatures and the occasional sweet-smelling rain shower.
The National Weather Service (NWS) reports that the decent weather along the Wasatch Front should persist through the weekend, with highs in the Salt Lake area in the low 90s Saturday and the mid 90s Sunday. Salt Lake and Tooele counties also have a 30 percent chance of rain Saturday and a 20 percent chance Sunday.
However, going into next week temperatures will again begin to climb, reaching 101 degrees Tuesday. So, get your grilling in while the grilling weather's good.
Further south, the St. George area will see highs in the upper 90s Saturday and around 102 degrees Sunday. Temperatures will hover above 100 degrees through at least the first few days of the work week as well.
On the flip side, the NWS also reports that central and southern Utah are at risk for flash floods through Saturday night. Ominously, the NWS warns that "urban flooding cannot be ruled out under the heaviest activity."
The Utah Division of Air Quality expects good air Saturday and Sunday in Salt Lake, Utah, Uintah, Box Elder and Duchesne counties. Weber and Cache counties will have moderate air quality Saturday, but conditions will improve Sunday.
Forecasters predicted a high Saturday in Salt Lake City of 91 degrees, climbing to 95 degrees Sunday; Ogden should see highs of 88 and 92, respectively; Provo 90 and 94; Logan 87 and 92; Wendover 89 and 93; Duchesne 84 and 88; Cedar City 87 and 91; St. George 99 and 102; Park City 78 and 82; and Moab 95 and 100.