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SLC is finished with triple-digit weather, but here comes the smoke

Sep 8, 2022, 9:00 PM

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The National Weather Service building in Salt Lake City. The NWS says Salt Lake City should get its first 100-degree day on Monday, July 3, 2023. (Paul Nelson)

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SALT LAKE CITY — While Salt Lake City has likely seen the last of triple-digit weather for a while, there is another factor coming that could limit people’s ability to get outdoors this weekend.

According to the National Weather Service, temperatures are expected to return to normal for this time of the year. However, the NWS also says smoke from the California wildfires will reduce visibility and quality of air.

The NWS also says while Thursday was cooler than what it has been, temperatures in many parts of the state were still hot enough to set new records.

Triple-digit weather

Thursday’s high of 98 degrees at the Salt Lake City International Airport snapped a streak of nine straight days with a high of 100 degrees or higher. The NWS says that is the second longest streak on record. The longest stretch of consecutive 100-degree days is 10, and that ended on July 24, 2003, according to the NWS. 

According to the KSL weather forecast, Salt Lake City has a 50% chance of rain on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. Salt Lake City also has a 40% chance of rain next Thursday. 

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SLC is finished with triple-digit weather, but here comes the smoke