Poor air quality remains in Utah’s weather



SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Good Monday morning! We continue to feel the effects of the high pressure system sitting on the west coast with high heat and poor air quality due to forest fire smoke still seeping in.

Poor air quality is expected to remain over the Wasatch front throughout the day with no signs of rain or strong winds to prevail.

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The return of humidity for southern Utah is another story, as we are starting to see the return of the monsoon humidity which will bring afternoon and evening storms.

This moisture surge will also lead to severe weather today. The Storm Prediction Center has parts of Iron, Kane and most of Washington counties under marginal threat (1/5) severe weather. The main threat will be wind gusts to 60 mph, 1 inch hail, and flash floods for parts of southern Utah.

Although not under marginal threat, showers can cause flash floods in south-central mountain national parks during the afternoon and evening. Pay attention to the weather during the day and always avoid flooded areas.

Today’s highs will again be in the 90s and in triple digits for Utah and most of the Great Basin. While our cloudy conditions will be on the mostly to partly cloudy side, smoke will continue to cover us, limiting the amount of sunshine.

Tonight we are cooling down a bit and see the end of the heat alerts in Utah. Persistent troughs around the 60s to the 80s will be expected.

In short, we have a pretty busy day in the weather world, especially in southern Utah. Make sure you stay on top of the weather!

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