Extra hot weather could break or tie Utah records
SALT LAKE CITY — The National Weather Service said Salt Lake City could hit its first 100-degree day of the year Friday, much earlier than normal, as hot weather moves into the state.
Unfortunately, it looks like temperatures will be even hotter tomorrow, with SLC forecast to record its earliest 100°F reading on record. For the weekend, we’re hesitant to talk about cooler temperatures, so we’ll just say it’ll be less hot. #utwx pic.twitter.com/U9rSSuHS6L
— NWS Salt Lake City (@NWSSaltLakeCity) June 3, 2021
Forecasters updated predictions for Friday, originally forecast to reach 98 degrees, to instead say it will likely reach 100. If so, that would set a record for the earliest 100-degree day in Salt Lake City ever. The record was set in June 2020.
Several high-temperature records could fall Thursday and Friday for cities and towns across Utah as the weather grows hotter.
But it’s not just the Wasatch Front, there’s an excessive heat warning for southern Utah and Lake Powell. Parts of Washington County could see dangerously high temperatures.
Extra hot for us along the Wasatch Front… and in St. George… through the weekend. pic.twitter.com/XQVjEKxkpy
— Grant Weyman (@KSLweyman) June 3, 2021
KSL Meteorologist Grant Weyman said a high-pressure system moving into the area is to blame for the hot weather.
“This very summer-like weather pattern that’s typically overhead around the Fourth of July is overhead a little early, and it’s bringing on the heat,” he said.
Weyman said Salt Lake City has an average of one 100-degree day every June, and nine 90-degree days. But those usually come near the end of the month, not the beginning.
Even the higher elevations won’t provide much relief. Alta could climb to 77 degrees, which would be a record for this time of year. Park City is forecast to reach 86 degrees.
If you are going to go for a walk or run, Weyman said do it earlier in the day.
The heat may take some people by surprise, so make sure you have plenty of water, wear light-colored clothing and seek out shade if outdoors.
The heat sticks around through the weekend and into early next week.
— KSL NewsRadio (@kslnewsradio) June 3, 2021
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