Elvis would have loved this forecast and Utahns might even join him in singing: "I don't really mean to complain. Now all I needed was the rain."
After baking this past week under clear, sunny skies and triple-digit temperatures, the state's parched denizens could look forward this weekend to a little, short-lived relief in the wake of thunderstorms and isolated showers.
Friday morning saw the dark, water-filled clouds roll over the Wasatch Front. In the dawn horizon over the Salt Lake Valley, rain dropped like feathery fingers, creating brief rainbows while giving a sheen to previously dusty streets. By afternoon, cloud cover was to dissipate, but Friday's high temperatures were forecast for the mid-90s, down from Thursday's 100-degree readings.