After weekend rain, Utah temps expected to warm

Temperatures are expected to normalize by Thursday.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Salt Lake City temperatures are expected to return to about normal by Thursday.

After a chilly Memorial Day weekend that featured rain in the valley and snow in the mountains, temperatures in Utah will be slightly above normal by Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

Skies will be mostly to partly sunny through the weekend, and temperatures are expected to warm to 70 on Wednesday, 80 on Thursday, 83 on Friday, 82 on Saturday and 79 on Sunday. Normal highs for this time of year are 78-80.

There’s a slight chance of rain on Sunday night and Monday, when the forecast high is 76.

Monday’s high temperature in Salt Lake City was just 56 — 22 degrees below normal. Days earlier, the high Friday was 88, 11 degrees above normal; and the high Thursday was a record of 94, 17 degrees above normal.

(National Weather Service) Expect warmer temperatures in Utah this week.

The weekend storm dropped a considerable amount of rain on some parts of the state. Snowbasin got 3.58 inches at 7,402 feet and 3.33 inches at 6,316 feet. Alta got 2.08 inches (16 inches of snow) at 9,622 feet, and Silver Lake Brighton got 0.96 of an inch (5.9 inches of snow) at 8,740 feet, according to the National Weather Service.

And a number of places in the valleys also got very wet. Liberty (east of North Ogden) got 3.55 inches of rain; Centerville 2.28 inches; Bountiful 1.92 inches; Mendon (in Cache Valley) 1.72 inches; and the Golden Spike Monument 1.27 inches. Salt Lake City got 0.38 of an inch of rain, bringing the total in May to 1.68 inches — slightly below normal (1.77 inches).

Sunny skies and maybe a few clouds are in the forecast for southern Utah. In St. George, expect a high of 86 on Wednesday, 95 Thursday and Friday, 92 Saturday, 94 Sunday and 96 Monday. Normal highs for this time of year are 91-93.

No rain has fallen on St. George in May. The normal rainfall for the month is 0.33 of an inch.