Under hot, dry and smoky skies, Utah's forecast from north to south this weekend called for temperatures ranging from the 90s to triple digits.
Air quality, again, was lousy extending into early next week: Salt Lake, Davis, Weber, Box Elder, Tooele and Utah counties were graded "Yellow," for compromised breathing conditions, through Monday. Cache County earned a "Red," the worst air quality rating possible, on Saturday and was given Yellows for Sunday and Monday. Only Uintah and Washington counties earned "Green," or healthy conditions, according to the Utah Division of Environmental Quality.
While the forecast showed little variation in high temperatures for the weekend and into Monday, the entire region expected isolated thunderstorms and varying amounts of rainfall but generally not enough precipitation to dramatically reduce the valley haze ushered into the state from the West's continuing wildfires.