Utah Braces for Extreme Heat: Highs to Soar Above Seasonal Norms

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Salt Lake City, UT — Salt Lake City is gearing up for an exceptionally hot weekend with temperatures forecasted to soar close to 100°F. Today, temperatures are expected to be within 5°F of seasonal norms. However, by Saturday and Sunday, highs will significantly exceed normal ranges, particularly in northern Utah.

According to the National Weather Service (NWS) in Salt Lake City, the region will see temperatures rising up to 5°F above normal in southern Utah and over 10°F above normal in northern Utah. Despite some isolated afternoon showers and thunderstorms expected over eastern Utah today, the area will otherwise remain dry. Additionally, southwest winds will increase, becoming breezy for many areas by Sunday.

The extended forecast for Salt Lake City indicates a high of 97°F on Saturday and 98°F on Sunday. The heat will persist into next week, with Monday’s high reaching 85°F and temperatures gradually cooling midweek. Tuesday and Wednesday will see highs of 82°F and 88°F, respectively. By Thursday, the temperature is expected to stabilize around 88°F.

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