A Pacific cold front moves into Utah on Saturday, dropping temperatures up to 15 degrees. Winds associated with the storm system, however, will also contribute to extreme wildfire danger for almost the entire state this weekend.
Highs along the Wasatch Front Saturday were expected to be in the mid-70s, down from the low-90s forecast for Friday. By Saturday afternoon, thunderstorms and rain were expected to move into the region along with winds of 20-30 mph.
In southern Utah, Friday's forecast for high-90s were to cool less dramatically, into the low-90s. Utah's Dixie, already parched to drought-like levels, was not expected to get any rainfall relief, though and the continuing heat, winds of 15-25 mph and dry rangelands and forests continued to make the region a tinderbox.