Heatwave in Utah sees temperatures reach record highs

PARK CITY, Utah — As extreme heat moves into Utah, temperatures will climb into the low 80s this weekend and next week.

Starting today, the center of a strong ridge of high pressure will move over Utah. Sunny skies and a big jump in temperatures will lead to the hottest day of 2024 thus far statewide.

St. George hit triple-digit temps today, with temperatures forecasted to reach 107 degrees at 4 p.m. Meanwhile, Salt Lake City will see its first 90+ day of the year and possibly the first 95-plus day of the year today.

Throughout the state, temperatures will soar into the 90s this afternoon for the Wasatch Front, while Central Utah can expect mid to upper 90s, and triple digits are possible in the south. The heatwave will persist into the weekend, with temperatures soaring about 15 degrees higher than average.

As the season brings unusually high temperatures, the National Weather Service cautions that individuals may not be accustomed to the heat, potentially leading to an increase in heat-related illnesses. It’s important to recognize the hazards of extreme heat and prepare accordingly. Take proactive measures such as staying hydrated, dressing in light clothing, checking on vulnerable individuals, and never leaving children or pets unattended in vehicles.

See the extended National Weather Service forecast for Park City here.


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