Utah weather: Scattered storms give way to cooler temperatures

Published September 2, 2013 4:15 pm
Forecast • Highs dip into 80s on Labor Day before jumping back into 90s for the week.
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Scattered thunderstorms across the state dissipated later Monday, clearing the way for Labor Day barbecues and festivities.

Drier air moving through the state lessened the chance of showers, said National Weather Service forecaster Linda Cheng.

The rain did leave behind slightly cooler temperatures; Salt Lake City reached 86 degrees with lows in the 70s, as well as flooding in Panguitch that created pools of water, according to the weather service.

But the balmy reprieve won't last long.

Tuesday was expected to see highs back in the 90s, with sunnier skies and drier air. This will continue throughout the week, Cheng said.

Southern Utah, where the weather service thought there might be risks of late storms and flash floods, also dried out as the day went on. Flash floods were a risk in prone areas — like burn scars, slot canyons, slickrock areas, normally dry washes and urban areas — but the chances of a flood decreased substantially by Monday morning.

Into the week, temperatures in southern Utah are forecast to remain high, in the low to mid-90s.

Air quality will also remain clear this week, according to the Utah Division of Air Quality, which rates breathability at a healthy "green" statewide.

Allergens remain in the air, however, with chenopods and mold at high levels and ragweed and sagebrush at moderate levels, according to the Intermountain Allergy & Asthma website.

Salt Lake City's high temperature for Monday was 88 degrees, and is forecasted to be 91 on Tuesday; Ogden was 84 on Monday and forecast to be 86 degrees Tuesday, respectively; Provo 88 and 90; Logan 83 and 86; Wendover 84 and 87; Duchesne 81 and 82; Cedar City 82 and 84; St. George 93 and 97; and Moab 94 and 95.


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