Utah's midweek forecast: Hot, dry and breezy with a 100 percent chance of getting hotter, drier and windier.
That being the case, the National Weather Service placed the western half of the state under a "Red Flag" wildfire warning through 10 p.m. Tuesday. Don't be surprised to see that warning reissued on Wednesday, with relative humidity throughout the state barely in the single digits, forests and rangelands tinder dry, winds gusting past 30 mph and the potential for rain almost as rare as Democratic majority in the Utah Legislature.
The Wasatch Front's forecast was a smoldering one, with daytime high temperatures hitting 100 degrees on Wednesday, up a couple degrees from Tuesday's heat. The region also could expect steady breezes of 10-20 mph.