Utah weather brings hot temperatures and smoky skies


SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – We may be getting away from Labor Day, but we’re still in summer mode in Beehive State. Not only do we get more heat, but we also get more pesky smoke.

Today, air quality in most areas will be moderate, with air quality declining even further to become “unhealthy for sensitive groups” for the Wasatch front from Ogden south through Provo and in the counties of Duchesne and Uintah. The culprit for that heat and smoke that stays put is high pressure above us. This will lead to even warmer temperatures over the next few days as our skies will remain dry.

Daytime highs along the Wasatch Front will hit the 90s lows in most places, with Logan even knocking on the door of 90. In Salt Lake City we will hit 92 this afternoon.

In St. George, the heat can be dangerous. For lower elevations in Washington County including St. George, Hurricane and Zion National Park, to name a few, an excessive heat warning is currently in effect and will last until tomorrow afternoon. In the warning highs will be between 105-107. If in the warning, take precautions to beat the heat and stay hydrated!

The high pressure will persist for the next few days. This will mean more heat in the south and heat from buildings in the central and northern half of the state.

Thursday we could see the upper 90s in Salt Lake City. This trend will start to ease slightly by Friday weekend. Humidity could return and at this time we cannot rule out the possibility of rain from Friday to Saturday as temperatures move a little closer to seasonal averages. Stay tuned!

Take out, the next few days will be hot and foggy.

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