Warmer-than-average temps expected in Utah this weekend

Following a winter storm on the first day of spring, temperatures are expected to warm this week.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Brayden Taylor, 8, gets ready to launch his dragon kite during a kite festival at Tunnel Springs Park in North Salt Lake on Saturday, May 8, 2021. Warmer than average temperatures are expected in Utah this weekend.

The winter storm that passed through Salt Lake City on Sunday marked the last snow Utah will see for at least a week.

Cooler-than-normal temperatures will linger in northern Utah through Tuesday, when the forecast high in Salt Lake City is 49 degrees, according to the National Weather Service — well below the normal high of about 57-58 degrees this time of year.

But Wednesday’s high is expected to jump to 55 degrees, followed by warmer-than-average highs on Thursday (63), Friday (65), Saturday (70) and Sunday (68).

There’s no precipitation in the forecast through the beginning of next week — just a few clouds to break up the sunny skies.

In southern Utah, winds of about 5-10 mph are expected early Tuesday, picking up to about 16-21 mph that afternoon.

In St. George, the weather service forecast a high of 67 that day, followed by 74 on Wednesday, 82 on Thursday, 85 on Friday, 86 on Saturday and 82 on Sunday. The normal highs for this time of year are 69-71.

There’s no precipitation in the southern Utah forecast through Sunday.