SALT LAKE CITY, Utah- (ABC 4 News) – Dry conditions dominated our weekend, and our gradual warming has helped temperatures get closer to the seasonal average. The state will see these dry conditions stay for the holiday weekend, and even through midweek, Salt Lake will deal with pretty pleasant daytime highs. Cooler temperatures and a more active pattern are anticipated by the end of the week and toward the weekend.
We still broke records overnight and a handful of cities woke up with frigid temperatures Sunday including Hanksville, Loa, Panguitch and near Lake Powell.
A splitting storm system brought more mid and high level clouds into the central and eastern part of the state Sunday afternoon and evening. Another weak disturbance will bring a few more clouds our way by Thursday, with temperatures jostling a little, but the real cool down will be with our next storm arriving next weekend.
It’s early, but the weather models suggest a more potent storm system will arrive Saturday and Sunday. The bigger story is wetter and colder temperatures for the weekend. We will likely see rain and snow showers as snow levels seem to want to again dip to the valley floor by Sunday. Confidence in this storm is still lacking, but good to note, especially for folks planning to hit the high country next weekend. Stay with the Pinpoint Weather Team for the latest updates on changes by the end of the week. Enjoy the several days of warmer weather!