ST. GEORGE, Utah — Parts of southwestern Utah, including St. George, Hurricane and Zion National Park, are under an Excessive Heat Warning through Wednesday night.
After record-setting rainfall and flooding, residents of southern Utah now must contend with extreme temperatures.
Temperatures in the area will climb up to 10 degrees above normal for early September, according to the Salt Lake City office of the National Weather Service.
Temperatures continue to warm a degree or two each day and now we are in record challenging territory. Here are some forecasts vs records for a few spots today Wendover 94/95, Bryce National Park 86/88, Evanston, WY 82/83, and Price 90/91. Thursday will be the hottest day. #utwx pic.twitter.com/y544Ro1Gvj— NWS Salt Lake City (@NWSSaltLakeCity) September 7, 2021
As the high pressure continues to build over Utah the temperature will keep climbing, possibly hitting record territory for this time of year, with highs forecast near 108 degrees.
The warning extends through 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Officials warn residents and visitors to stay hydrated and limit outdoor activities to cooler parts of the day.
Temperatures will continue to be on the rise through the middle of this week across the region. An Excessive Heat Warning has been issued for the St. George area & Zion National Park for Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday evening. #utwx pic.twitter.com/gsHpqDPLYC— NWS Salt Lake City (@NWSSaltLakeCity) September 7, 2021