If Dante Alighieri were alive today, this weekend's Utah weather might provide fresh vision for a re-imagined Inferno.
The Beehive State's tortured, sweating souls will once again endure a forecast punctuated by heat, parched terrain and the potential for fire-driving winds. Northern Utah's Wasatch Front expected high temperatures in the upper-90s on Saturday with south winds of 10-20 mph. Southern Utahns might be excused an occasional wailing lament as the mercury thrusts well into the triple digits with winds of 15-25 mph.
Near the state's half-dozen major wildfires air quality will suffer from smoke, but generally with the exception of Utah County, which had a "Yellow" or compromised breathability grade a "Green" or satisfactory air quality rating was in effect going into this weekend.