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Weather: Rain for the weekend to dampen our spirits

First Published      Last Updated Apr 05 2014 09:24 am

Spring is just too timid to show its face yet.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are forecast for Salt Lake City this weekend, stealing more possibilities for outdoor fun.

According to the National Weather Service, Saturday will be mostly cloudy with a high of 56 degrees. There also will be light and variable winds and a 40 percent chance of rain. Lows will be 43.

Sunday won't fare better. There will be a slight chance (30 percent) of rain through most of the day, both before and after noon. Skies will be mostly cloudy with a high of 57. Overnight lows will be in the upper 30s.

And because nature can be cruel, the nice, sunny weather will return Monday when many Utahns return to work. The weather service said the skies will be sunny with highs near 62 Monday, and temperatures will creep up to the mid-70s by Wednesday.

Highs in northern Utah will be near 56 on Saturday with a 50 percent chance of precipitation. Lows will be around 31. The chance for shower activity will continue through Sunday with a high near 55.

There will be a possibility of isolated showers and thunderstorms near St. George on Saturday with a high of 70 and a low in the mid-40s. The high Sunday will be 73 with sunny skies.