Utah Weather Forecast: June 2, 2021

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Happy Wednesday! We started June hot and dry, and this is a trend that we will continue for the first week of the month.

A high pressure ridge continues to strengthen today and in the days to come. Above average heat will continue to build across the state, and we are waking up to fairly mild nighttime temperatures with lows of 60°C in the north and upper 60s in the south.

Mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies are expected for our Wednesday with daytime highs once again climbing above average. We’ll be hosting our first 90 degree day on the Wasatch front, which usually happens in Salt Lake on June 8th, so we’re about a week early.

The heat is also coming early in St. George where a high of 101 is expected for Wednesday. The triple digits usually hit around June 4, so Washington County is only a few days ahead. This heat is due to an anticyclonic ridge that will dominate the weather scene for the next few days.

This will be a longer duration heat event, and the daytime maximum in the North for Wednesday will be in the upper 80s and lower 90s. The east side of the state will see the upper 80s in places like Castle Country and the Uinta Basin, while Moab and Blanding will hit the mid-90s.

Cloud cover will increase in southern Utah throughout the day, and with higher ground clouds and significant daytime heating, you can’t rule out the risk of an isolated thunderstorm, especially in the mountains.

The heat can really get to you quickly, so be sure to stay on top of the weather, drink plenty of fluids, wear sunscreen, and find shade if needed!

Warmer conditions on deck for tomorrow, and many places will be racing to break records with this heat for the end of the work week.

Stay tuned and for your full Pinpoint weather forecast, head to abc4.com/weather and find us live tonight for ABC4 News. We are There4You.

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