Hot, dry and breezy weather was forecast for Utah as the work week got underway.
Along the Wasatch Front, temperatures were predicted to peak in the mid- to upper-90s Monday and Tuesday. Winds of 10-20 mph were expected to offer a modest break from the heat.
Mild winds were to caress southern Utahns as well, but with highs expected to top triple digits both days, the relief offered was questionable.
Not a drop of rain was expected, either.
That, along with bone-dry air and parched vegetation, put a good portion of eastcentral Utah under a "Red Flag" wildfire warning from noon through 8 p.m. Monday. The affected area stretched generally from Price east and south through Green River to the Colorado border.