Utah is due some beautiful summer weather for the camels at Hogle Zoo, anyway.
The Wasatch Front's high temperatures Thursday in the mid-90s will seem cool by comparison to southern Utah's Dixie, where the mercury will hiss past the triple digits. Those readings will be roughly 15 degrees higher than Wednesday's more balmy temperatures.
No rain is on the horizon, either, and that means the state's tinder-dry high deserts, parched forests and arid grasslands were at extreme risk for fast-moving wildfires. The National Weather Service issued a fire weather watch for the entire state with the exception of a patch of northeastern Utah including Vernal, and a ban on fireworks and open fires with the exception of campfires in designated areas was in effect statewide as well.