Utah weather Monday afternoon

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4) – Hey Utah, hope your week is off to a good start! It’s going to be hot all over Beehive State with temperatures ranging around 5 to 15 degrees above average in most places.

Along the Wasatch Front, daytime highs will reach the mid to high 90s, the Wasatch Back will see the mid 80s, and southern Utah will mostly stretch into the 90s with St. George climbing to the above the century mark at 103. For most skies will be mostly sunny to partly cloudy, but as we have seen for the past few days there will be potential for storms this afternoon and evening in patches.

In the southern two-thirds of the state, isolated showers and thunderstorms will be possible, but we won’t see as many compared to what we had on Sunday. Storms can develop anywhere from the Uinta Basin to Washington County.

The reason we won’t see as much coverage today is due to a ridge of high pressure just to our west that helped push some of the deeper moisture to our east. The storms developing today could do one of two things, produce heavy rain locally, mostly east of -15, but some storms could be dry which could lead to additional fires. Keep in mind that flash flooding remains at least a possibility in most of our parks today.

The high will begin to move south tomorrow allowing a more southerly flow. That means we’ll be raising temperatures a few degrees higher than today, when SLC could easily reach or exceed 100 degrees. Storm potential will continue across the southern two-thirds of the state, but with the cold front moving south, a weak front will creep in from the north.

This, combined with a slight increase in humidity, could bring a few thunderstorms late tomorrow afternoon through tomorrow in northern Utah and along the Wasatch Front.

Wednesday will be a hot and windy day, but it won’t be as hot as Tuesday. We may see a slight increase in storm activity, especially in southern Utah with more humidity. As we look to close out the week, windy conditions and summer heat will persist with perhaps another wave of monsoon humidity looming this weekend. Stay tuned!

Take-out? Rising heat across Beehive State as we continue to see chances of random monsoon thunderstorms.

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