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How long will triple-digit temperatures continue in Utah?

Records could be broken over the next few days.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Rosie Christensen, sells lemonade, cookies and brownies in Centerville to help wroth the hot weather, as temperatures climbed into the mid 90's on Thursday, June 16, 2022.

It’s going to be hot, hot and hotter in Utah over the next few days, with triple-digit temperatures in many areas of the state — and record-breaking temperatures are in the National Weather Service’s forecast for Saturday.

A building high-pressure system will bring increasingly hot and dry conditions through Saturday, with continued breezy winds that will increase fire danger. The forecast high in Salt Lake City is 102 on Friday and 104 on Saturday, which would break a record of 102 set in 1994.

(National Weather Service) It's expected to be extremely hot across Utah over the next few days.

Normal temperatures for this time of year are 92-93.

Temperatures are expected to drop just a bit on Sunday, when it will hit the upper 90s, possibly 100, in Salt Lake City. And triple-digit temperatures could continue through at least the middle of next week.

According to the National Weather Service, most valleys will see highs of 100 or more and it could once again hit 104 in Salt Lake City next week. There’s no rain in the forecast.

It will be even hotter in southern Utah, where it could hit 110 in or near parts of Washington County over the next few days. In St. George, the forecast for Friday is 103, and it’s expected to be 105-106 every day from Saturday through Wednesday.

That’s a bit above normals for this time of year, 101-102.