WEATHER

The start of a major heat wave hits Utah Thursday

Jun 6, 2024, 8:27 AM | Updated: 10:31 am

A person experiencing homelessness rests under a tree during a 2023 heat wave....

FILE- A person experiencing homelessness who asked not to be named lies under a tree to try and escape the sun on State Street in Salt Lake City on Friday, July 21, 2023. (Megan Nielsen/Deseret News)

(Megan Nielsen/Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY— Utahns, brace yourselves. It’s going to be really hot as a major heat wave arrives on Thursday and will hang on for a few days.

KSL Meteorologists are forecasting the following highs for Thursday:

  • Salt Lake City: 95 degrees (15 degrees above normal).
  • Ogden: 96 degrees (14 degrees above normal).
  • Provo: 93 degrees (9 degrees above normal).
  • Tooele: 90 degrees (12 degrees above normal).
  • St. George: 108 degrees.

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for Lower Washington County until Saturday at midnight.

KSL Meteorologist Matt Johnson said the earliest 95-degree day ever recorded in Salt Lake City was May 28, 2003. However, this heat wave is still very early. Johnson said the typical first day Salt Lake will log that temperature, isn’t until June 25.

Highs around Salt Lake City are expected to stay in the low to mid-90s through Sunday. Temperatures take a slight dip to the upper-80s on Monday.

Utahns are urged to stay hydrated and limit strenuous activity during peak heat hours.

Johnson said if you want to exercise outside, try to do that in the early morning and evening hours when temperatures are cooler.

Related reading:

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Send it to the KSL NewsRadio team here.

Weather

two people sit in the summer heat...

Adam Small

Salt Lake registers hottest daily overnight low temperature Friday

Salt Lake City registered its hottest overnight low temperature ever recorded on Friday, June 14.

11 hours ago

Salt lake city hit a record number of 100 degree days and the state is close to the all-time highes...

Simone Seikaly

Salt Lake City hit 100 degrees Thursday, first time in 2024

Portions of southern Utah were under a Red Flag Warning through 9 p.m. Thursday night.

1 day ago

A view of the state Capitol and the Salt Lake City skyline....

Andrew Gordon

High temps bring warnings and ozone problems to Utah

Utah's high temperatures have brought on the hottest day of the year so far in the state, along with warnings and ozone issues.

1 day ago

Utah reaches first triple digit degree day of the year. We asked a few people how they're beating t...

Don Brinkerhoff

First triple-digit degree day hits Utah today, is June too early?

Utah reaches first triple digit degree day of the year. Historically we don’t usually get triple digit temperatures this early along the Wasatch Front, but we have for the last few years.

2 days ago

Kelby Diston hydrates while working on the I-215 Renewed reconstruction project in Salt Lake City o...

Adam Small

Triple-digit temperatures expected along the Wasatch Front

The recent heat wave is about to hit its peak, as the Wasatch Front reaches triple-digit temperatures Wednesday.

3 days ago

FILE: Rocky Mountain Power and emergency crews respond after a construction crane hit power lines o...

Mark Jones, KSLTV.com

Rocky Mountain Power offers tips on how to save energy and on power bill

As Utah experienced its first heatwave of the summer this weekend, Rocky Mountain Power is urging customers to prepare for a change in temperatures.

5 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Underwater shot of the fisherman holding the fish...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

Your Bear Lake fishing guide

Bear Lake offers year-round fishing opportunities. By preparing ahead of time, you might go home with a big catch!

A group of people cut a purple ribbon...

Comcast

Comcast announces major fiber network expansion in Utah

Comcast's commitment to delivering extensive coverage signifies a monumental leap toward a digitally empowered future for Utahns.

a doctor putting her hand on the chest of her patient...

Intermountain Health

Intermountain nurse-midwives launch new gynecology access clinic

An access clinic launched by Intermountain nurse-midwives provides women with comprehensive gynecology care.

Young couple hugging while a realtor in a suit hands them keys in a new home...

Utah Association of Realtors

Buying a home this spring? Avoid these 5 costly pitfalls

By avoiding these pitfalls when buying a home this spring, you can ensure your investment will be long-lasting and secure.

a person dressed up as a nordic viking in a dragon boat resembling the bear lake monster...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Legend of the Bear Lake Monster

The Bear Lake monster has captivated people in the region for centuries, with tales that range from the believable to the bizarre.

...

Live Nation Concerts

All the artists coming to Utah First Credit Union Amphitheatre (formerly USANA Amp) this summer

Summer concerts are more than just entertainment; they’re a celebration of life, love, and connection.

The start of a major heat wave hits Utah Thursday