More records were broken Saturday with the last wave of the warm spell flowing into Utah. But the National Weather Service forecasts lower temperatures with a chance of snow creeping in this week.
The Salt Lake airport hit 70 degrees on Saturday, beating the 1983 record of 67 for the same day, said William J. Alder, meteorologist in charge of the Salt Lake Office of the National Weather Service. The overnight low of 50 also broke the 1983 record of 46 for a record high.A cool front "turned the lake breeze on early," Alder said, "so this whole heat wave, we've broken three record highs and three record high minimum temperatures."
Records: New Old
Richfield 73 70
Zion Park 81 78
Midway 67 62
Tooele 70 65
Wendover 70 64
Hanksville 81 78
Kanab 77 74
Green River 78 77
Spanish Fork 71 68
"We froze in February and we're going to melt in March," said Alder.
The forecast calls for cloudy skies with scattered showers moving in Monday. Highs Sunday will be in the mid 60s dropping to the mid 50s on Monday. Lows along the Wasatch Front will be in the 40s.
The extended forecast - Tuesday through Thursday - calls for cool, showery and unsettled weather with a chance of some snow midweek in the Salt Lake Valley. Highs in northern Utah will be in the 40s to low 50s and in the lower 60s to the south.