Northern Utah can expect a return of warmer temperatures on Friday in the wake of Thursday's cooler weather.
The National Weather Service credited a shallow cold front's stall across the state's mid-section Thursday for isolated thunderstorms and a 10-degree dip into the upper-70s along the Wasatch Front. On Friday, the mercury was to rise again into the upper-80s, cooled somewhat by afternoon breezes in the 10-20 mph range.
Southern Utah remained toasty under partly cloudy skies buffeted by winds of 15-25 mph as temperatures rose into mid-90s both Thursday and Friday.
Indeed, it was so hot and dry in the southwestern corner of the state that a "Red Flag" wildfire warning was in place for that region through 10 p.m. Thursday.