Temperatures to reach 10-15 degrees above normal this week in Northern Utah

Monday , June 19, 2017 - 9:33 AM

MAKENZIE KOCH/Standard-Examiner Staff

It’s getting hot out there, Northern Utah, and it’s going to get even hotter this week.

The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City says high temperatures Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will be 10-15 degrees warmer than the average for this time of year.

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Monday’s high is 90 degrees in Ogden, and temperatures are predicted to reach 96 degrees on Tuesday and 94 degrees on Wednesday, the NWS says.

Several Northern Utah cities — including Ogden, Brigham City, Logan and Salt Lake City — are expected to tie or break record high temperatures on Tuesday, according to the NWS. 

But if you think it’s too hot in Northern Utah this week, don’t take a trip to southern Utah. The region is under an excessive heat warning Monday through Thursday.

The NWS says triple-digit temperatures will be common in cities like St. George where meteorologists predict Monday’s high will be 111 degrees and Tuesday’s high will be 113 degrees. 

Officials are encouraging Utahns to drink plenty of fluids and stay in a shaded area or air-conditioned room when possible. 

Fortunately, Northern Utah will cool down a bit later in the week with highs only in the mid- to upper-80s on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, according to forecasts. 

Contact digital producer Makenzie Koch at mkoch@standard.net, follow her on Twitter at @makenzie_koch or like her on Facebook at facebook.com/MakenzieKochSE

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