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Hot and windy Friday; Cooler this weekend

Posted at 5:51 AM, Jun 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-17 20:26:10-04

SALT LAKE CITY — It's going to be a hot start to the weekend!

In addition to near record heat, strong south winds will increase today and become widespread. Areas of blowing dust and strong cross-winds on east-west routes like Interstate 70 & 80 could make travel tricky. It'll become very choppy out on the lakes & reservoirs.

Moisture moving in from the south will bring a slight chance of thunderstorms, mainly over the mountains and Eastern Utah. The main impact today will be dry microburst winds, but by tomorrow storms will have a better chance of bringing rain. There's a slight chance those could pop up along the I-15 corridor on Saturday, but will continue to be most likely in the east.

Luckily, it won't be as hot this weekend. Temperatures will drop near 80 degrees along the Wasatch Front by Father's Day.

SALT LAKE CITY

Friday: Partly cloudy, hot, & windy! South winds increasing to 20-30 mph, possibly gusting above 40 mph. Highs: Near 101.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy & breezy with winds decreasing. Lows: Lower 70s.

Saturday: Partly cloudy & slightly cooler. South winds 20-30 mph & possibly gusting higher. Slight chance of dry t-storms. Highs: Lower 90s.

Sunday: Partly cloudy & cooler with a 20% chance of rain showers. Highs: Near 80.

ST. GEORGE

Friday: Sunny & hot. SW winds increasing to 25-35 mph & possibly gusting near 55 mph. Highs: Near 102.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy. SW winds 20-30 mph. Lows: Near 70

Saturday: Becoming sunny. SW winds 25-35 mph with gusts near 40 mph. Highs: Mid 90s.

Sunday: Sunny. Highs: Upper 80s.