AIR QUALITY

Cooler temperatures moving into Utah along with smokey skies

Sep 9, 2022, 9:44 AM
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SALT LAKE CITY — The heatwave that brought record-setting temperatures all across Utah is finally gone. The trade-off is parts of Utah will see smokey skies.

KSL meteorologist Matt Jonson said, “The cooler air is here! Along with it came the wildfire smoke, courtesy to the fires to our north. Wildfire smoke will vary in thickness but should stick around through early next week.”

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality said the smoke will create air quality that will be in the “unhealthy for sensitive groups” range over most of northern Utah.

The upside will be the weekend temperatures.

Instead of triple-digit highs, we can expect something more tolerable.

Johnson said, “Weekend looks mostly clear with highs right around 90. Next week remnants of Hurricane Kay will collide with a cool front in northern Utah sparking showers and storms Tuesday-Wednesday.”

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