Here’s the kind of weather forecast we haven’t seen for northern Utah in months: rain, high temperatures in the 80s and low 90s, and overnight lows in the 60s.
It’s certainly a change from the hottest July on record.
According to the National Weather Service, there’s a 30%-60% of showers and thunderstorms on Saturday, with an expected high of just 80 degrees. Expect sunny skies and a high of 86 on Sunday.
And you’ll be able to turn off your air conditioners overnight: The forecast calls for overnight lows in the mid-60s.
Compare that to this past weekend, when it hit 99 on Friday, 100 on Saturday and 101 on Sunday, with overnight lows of 74-77 degrees.
Normal highs for this time of year in Salt Lake City are in the mid-90s, and normal lows are in the upper 60s.
In southern Utah, with the exception of Friday’s high of 93, it’ll be about as hot this weekend as it was this past weekend, when it was 99-100 in St. George.
It’s expected to be 98 on Saturday and then return to triple digits — 102 on Sunday, 101 on Monday and 100 on Tuesday — before dropping back to the mid-90s on Wednesday and Thursday. There’s a chance of rain Monday-Thursday.
Normal highs there this time of year are 101-102; normal lows are 87.
Flash floods are “possible” in two of Utah’s national parks on Friday — Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef. Flooding is also possible at Natural Bridges, Grand Gulch and San Rafael Swell, but “not expected” in Utah’s other national parks, monuments and recreation areas.