Excessive heat warning issued for parts of the state

SOUTHERN UTAH, Utah (ABC4 Utah)- Temperatures have been heating up over Southern Utah through the weekend but that heat is beginning  to spread northward. 

HEAT ADVISORIES and EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNINGS are up for much of Central and Southern Utah where under the advisory one can expect temperatures from 100 to 110 while in the warned areas you can expect temperatures from 105 to 115. 

The advisories and warnings also last through Thursday, so a prolonged stretch of high heat also increases the danger too as there won’t be much time for someone without any air conditioning to adequately cool off. 

Studies have shown that if you don’t experience temperatures under 80° for several hours, then the body cannot adequately keep its core temperature cool to around 98.6° and that’s where heat exhaustion and ultimately heat stroke can occur.  

The hottest days are expected to by Tuesday and Wednesday where Salt Lake City will come close to the record for Tuesday at 101° but should fall short of the record high of 104° on Wednesday but should still be hot in the upper 90s if not still around 100°.  The heat will break over Northern Utah by Thursday where temperatures should drop to around 90° if not into the upper 80s after a cold front passes. 

For Central and Southern Utah, the heat won’t break until Friday where the front won’t necessarily pass through, but will at least will bring temperatures down enough from extremely critical levels.  If you don’t have air conditioning, seek publicly cooled spaces such as shopping malls and libraries. 

 

To monitor your forecast visit http://www.good4utah.com/weather.


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