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Utah forecast: Another hot day expected Wednesday, cooler Thursday
Thought Tuesday was hot? Well, Wednesday may be even hotter, with high temperatures predicted to be slightly warmer.
Tuesday marked the first 90-degree day of the year in Salt Lake City, but the National Weather Service predicts that by Wednesday afternoon, temperatures may reach 92 degrees in northern Utah.
On average, the "first 90" of the year comes on June 8, according to the weather service. The earliest first 90 since 1874 was on May 2, 1947.
By Thursday, however, a drop of about 10 degrees is expected in northern Utah. And a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms is predicted for Salt Lake City on Friday, with a high temperature of 85 degrees predicted.
In St. George, forecasters predict high temperatures will hover in the mid-90s through Friday.
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 www.sltrib.com/weather.