Poet Hilda Doolittle might have reacted to Utah's sizzling forecast this way: "O wind, rend open the heat, cut apart the heat, rend it to tatters."
Shakespeare's Hamlet might lament, resigned to temperatures near or topping triple digits, sighing through a glistening brow: "O that this too too sullied flesh would melt, Thaw, and resolve itself into a dew."
And so it goes. Northern Utahns looked for highs Friday in the upper-90s, mirroring the forecast for Thursday, while in southern Utah days with the mercury hovering above 100 degrees were expected. In both regions, partly cloudy skies were expected to usher in the mornings before dissipating by afternoon.