Utah Weather Forecast July 4th
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Happy Friday, Utah! We have a day of isolated storms as we close out the work week ahead of July 4th.
Some of these persistent storms could pack a punch and move slowly, meaning they could drop heavy rain quickly over a small area. Fortunately, throughout the day the humidity will begin to move east, so in the second half of the day most showers and storms will occur east of I-15 as we remain windy with above average daytime highs.
Drier air will begin moving into the state over the July 4 weekend. This will result in a somewhat general increase in temperatures, with any wet weather mostly confined to eastern Utah and isolated in the wild. At that time, the holiday weekend will see the winds increase and this brings some fire danger, especially with the possibility of fireworks being used in some parts of the state. We also know that as soon as fireworks become legal, we see a drop in air quality.
A fire weather watch has been issued for the desert southwest, including parts of Iron County and Washington, from Saturday afternoon through Monday evening. We will have above average heat, very dry combustibles evident in low relative humidity and gusty winds so a fire outbreak would spread quickly. Critical fire conditions will persist through the holidays, so Utahns will need to recreate responsibly.
At the end of the line ? Isolated thunderstorm potential remains in parts of the state, with drier air and gusty winds on the west side of Utah.
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