Thundershowers in the state Tuesday were confined to eastern Utah, where .09 of an inch of precipitation fell Monday in Blanding and .06 in Vernal.

More rain should fall by Thursday and Friday in the south and eastern parts of the state. Minimal amounts are expected in the northwest, said William J. Alder, meteorologist in charge of the Salt Lake office of the National Weather Service.A front that moved into northern and western Utah late Monday produced 45-mph gusts in Wendover, 37 mph at the Salt Lake International Airport and 30 mph at Hill Air Force Base.

Because of dry soil conditions, the strong winds stirred up a great deal of dust. But the winds were to usher in cooler air in northwestern Utah Tuesday.