Thursday was a record-setting day for high temperatures around the state, but cooler weather and thundershowers are on the way.
William J. Alder, meteorologist in charge of the Salt Lake office of the National Weather Service, said 11 cities either matched or set record highs.They included a record-tying 85 degrees at the Salt Lake International Airport, which also tied the monthly record for April set in 1962. New records were recorded at Vernal with an 83-degree reading, the University of Utah with an 82, Green River with 92, Hanksville at 93 and Midway at 78.
Alder said the overnight low of 64 degrees will be a record for the day and for the month, if it holds through midnight Friday.
But cooler weather is on the way, Alder said. A cold front is expected to move into northern Utah about midnight Friday with some accompanying thundershowers but only minor amounts of moisture. Stiff south winds in advance of the front will not provide much relief as record highs are again a possibility around the state.
Over the weekend, highs should drop into the mid- to upper 60s along the Wasatch Front, normal for April.