Utah will get hotter this week – near record high temperatures

But the heat wave isn’t expected to last long in northern Utah.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Lake, as seen from Saratoga Springs on Tuesday, March 1, 2022.

After significantly colder than normal temperatures last week, near-record heat is forecast for the end of the week across much of Utah, according to the National Weather Service. But that won’t last long in northern Utah.

In the Salt Lake City area, temperatures will remain cooler than normal on Monday (64) and Tuesday. (68). Things will start to heat up to 77 on Wednesday – which is normal for this time of year – and 90 on Thursday. That’s just two degrees below the record for that date, set in 1958.

The forecast high is 84 on Friday, with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. There is a chance of rain after midnight on Friday and through the weekend, with temperatures reaching highs of 74 on Saturday and 70 on Sunday.

There is no rain in the forecast for southern Utah, where it will be hot. The National Weather Service forecasts a high of 84 Monday, 89 Tuesday, 93 Wednesday and 98 Thursday. That’s four degrees cooler than the record set in 1983. Temperatures will drop a bit over the weekend – 95 on Friday, 93 on Saturday and 92 on Sunday. That’s not far off normal temperatures for this time of year, which range from 88 to 91.

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