It will be drier and warmer along the Wasatch Front this weekend, but Utahns may be well-advised to keep an eye on the sky and an umbrella close at hand.

William J. Alder, meteorologist in charge of the National Weather Service's Salt Lake Office, said high temperatures will be moving toward 80 by Sunday and most of the expected shower activity in the state will be east and south of the Wasatch Front.Wednesday's shower activity kept the Salt Lake high at 72, the coolest reading since June 12. The overnight low of 48 was the coolest since June 15.

Alder said the extent of the warming trend will depend on the amount of cloud cover over the area and the strength of south winds.

"Friday will probably be the driest day," Alder said. "Most of the expected shower activity will occur in the afternoon and evening."