Temperatures will rise as the week progresses, with a "nice, dry weekend" in the offing for general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The weather may be a little breezy, but it will be mostly sunny and mild, said William J. Alder, meteorologist in charge of the Salt Lake office of the National Weather Service.Temperatures, which reached a high of 83 Monday at the Salt Lake International Airport but dropped to 68 Tuesday, were expected to reach the mid-60s Wednesday. Highs will be in the low 40s Wednesday night, the low 70s Thursday and the mid-70s Friday. Saturday and Sunday will be in the upper 60s and lower 70s along most of the Wasatch Front.

The thermometer dipped to 41 degrees early Wednesday at the airport, the coldest morning since June 1 when it was 40 degrees, and it was 27 in Randolph, Rich County. Crisp temperatures and a nearly full harvest moon - often called a hunter's moon or frost moon - Wednesday were clear signs that fall is here.

Alder said some parts of southern Utah, badly in need of moisture, had a good rainstorm Tuesday. In the Four Corners area, Blanding got 1.10 inches of rain; Monticello 0.71 of an inch; Kanab 0.05; Hanksville 0.07; and Page, Ariz., 0.33.