Utah Weather: Thursday, June 3, 2021
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Happy Thursday! Prepare to stay cool as record high temperatures are on their way to the Wasatch Front!
A high pressure area forming across the western United States continues to envelop Utah, with the peak of the high pressure ridge expected on Friday. Dangerous heat is also developing in southern Utah, so you can expect plenty of sun and significant warming before lunch.
We hit our first 90 of the year yesterday, but today Salt Lake will be even hotter with a high of 96 on deck. Salt Lake’s record for today is 94 degrees in 1994. Many areas of the north could break records with sunny skies and high climbing in the mid-1990s.
Eastern Utah will experience weak 90s in Vernal and Price, and upper 90s in Moab and Blanding.
The hot spot will undoubtedly be St. George with temperatures expected to reach 104.
The triple-digit heat not only arrived ahead of schedule, but it persists for the next few days.
As a result, an “excessive heat warning” goes into effect for lower Washington County and near Lake Powell at noon.
This is dangerous heat that could cause a spike in heat-related illnesses, so residents should stay hydrated and limit strenuous outdoor activities.
More and more clouds are expected over southern Utah throughout the afternoon, and an isolated storm could develop over the higher grounds during the heat of the day, so eyes to the sky!
Records will fall today and tomorrow! Our first triple-digit day in SLC could also be looming. Still missing the upper 70s? I do! Have a nice day!
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