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Utah forecast: Hottest weather so far this year

Published May 27, 2014 9:31 pm

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Tuesday was the hottest day for Utahns so far this year, with afternoon temperatures hitting 90 in Salt Lake City and 103 in St. George.

It was the first 90 of the year for Salt Lake City, but the National Weather Service predicts Wednesday will likely be a little hotter.

Temperatures are expected to climb to 91 degrees in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, according to meteorologist Christine Kruse.

On average, the first 90 of the year comes on June 8th, according to the weather service. The earliest first 90 since 1874 was on May 2, 1947.

By Thursday, a drop of about 10 degrees is expected in northern Utah.

In St. George, forecasters predict temperatures will reach 98 degrees on Wednesday and 94 degrees by Thursday.

With such warm, dry weather, the weather service advised that hazardous fire weather conditions will be present throughout the week in southwest Utah, where vegetation is critically dry.

For more detailed information, visit the Salt Lake Tribune's weather page at http://www.sltrib.com/weather.

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