Smoke in Utah makes air quality unhealthy Monday



SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Good Monday! Smoke from wildfires will continue to be a problem today in the northern half of the state, while storms will again be a concern in the south.

Heavy wildfire smoke hit the Wasatch frontage throughout the holiday weekend, and air quality will be an issue today.

The Department of Environmental Quality calls for unhealthy air with high particulate matter in Salt Lake, Davis, Box Elder, Weber and Utah counties.

Cache and Tooele counties will see the air considered “unhealthy for sensitive groups“.

Storms will again be a problem with a high potential for flash floods and flash floods expected near Lake Powell.

Many other sites in southern Utah are in the probable category for flash flood potential. Strong storms could easily become severe with heavy downpours, gusty winds, heavy lightning and a risk of hail.

Make sure you stay on top of the weather!

Temperatures will rise in the north with upper 90 degrees along the Wasatch front and some possible three digits. Salt Lake might hit 101, but thick smoke can sometimes block the daytime heating.

Highs will be cooler in St. George and in central and southern Utah, expect lows of 90 with more cloud cover and scattered thunderstorms.

To stay on top of changing conditions, stay with the ABC4Utah Pinpoint Weather Team live and online! We are There4You!


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