Southern Utahns expected to bask in the relatively balmy mid-50s Thursday, followed by overnight lows in the mid-30s and highs on Friday in the upper-50s. No rain or snow was on the Dixie horizon.
Air quality was holding pretty steady in the "Green," or healthy category Thursday. That was initially expected continue on Friday statewide,with the exception of "Yellow," or compromised breathability grades in place for Cache County.
The Utah Avalanche Center began Thursday by rating most of the state's mountain slopes at "considerable" risk for dangerous snowslides, though a "high" risk grade was in place for the Logan district. Friday's preliminary avalanche risk grades put the Uintas and Skyline districts at "high" risk and Salt Lake, Provo , Logan and the remaining mountain areas at "moderate."
Salt Lake City's forecast called for highs of 39 and 35 degrees on Thursday and Friday; Ogden looked for 35 and 33 degrees, respectively; Provo 35 and 36; Logan 35 and 31; Wendover 38 and 30; Duchesne 31 and 32; Cedar City 39s; St. George 55 and 57; and Moab 36 and 38 degrees.