Utah Weather: Tuesday June 8th

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SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Happy Tuesday! The heat remains on for today, particularly after the weak overnight lows and heavy cloud cover in the state.

We will see slightly cooler temperatures, although we stay above average, and clear skies as the day progresses. Hot, dry and increasingly windier conditions are expected with a southwest flow in place.

Gusty conditions can also mean dust at times, so a hazy sun is expected, especially in the Western Desert. Daytime highs will warm to 90 in SLC, with levels above 80 expected throughout the rest of the Wasatch front.

Temperatures in eastern Utah will continue into the upper 80s in places like the Uinta Basin and Castle Country with low to mid 90s near Moab and Blanding.

Central Utah will see a range of 80s with southern Utah warming up to the 90s. Winds have greatly increased the fire danger, with a “red flag warning” in effect for the major part of the mountains and valleys of Utah until midnight Wednesday.

We see red flag warnings issued when a combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and heat exists, which could contribute to extreme fire behavior.

Winds are expected to peak on Wednesday before a dry, cold front will bring a brief break from the heat.

As the fire conditions are ripe, you’ll want to stay tuned, you can stay up to date with our fire danger live and online at abc4.com/weather. Have a nice day!

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