Utah weather Thursday
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Happy Thursday or Friday night, Utah! It was an extremely cold early morning with widespread single digit wind chills with spots like Provo seeing sub-zero wind chills! While skies were generally dry, there were a few spot showers in northern Utah as a weak system plunges rapidly across the state.
During the afternoon the clouds will gradually dissipate and the chance of flurries will end. Skies in northern Utah will be partly cloudy to partly sunny while southern Utah will have mostly sunny skies.
Even with the sun, it will be another cool day, but not as cold as yesterday afternoon. Temperatures will be around 5 degrees warmer in most places. The Wasatch Front will hit the low 30s and St. George will rise from the low 40s yesterday to the mid 40s today. The breeze will continue to cross the state, making it even colder. In southern Utah stronger canyon winds will be possible.
Tonight will see an easing of the winds. With clear skies and lighter winds with a cold air mass in place, these are ingredients that will lead to another freezing night with overnight lows close to what we had last night with maybe a few degrees what’s more. With lighter winds, wind chill won’t be as much of an issue tonight. With that though, always make sure to pack up!
As the high pressure begins to take the driver’s seat, we will see our temperatures warm up. Like today, highs will be about 5 degrees warmer than what we get today bringing us closer to seasonal averages.
Skies will be mostly sunny across the state, but with the calmer weather we will also start to see mist forming in our northern Utah valleys. Air quality is expected to drop to moderate tomorrow for all of our northwestern Utah valleys. Dry skies with near seasonal temperatures will see us through the weekend with slightly warmer temperatures early next week.