Enjoy the sun peaking through the clouds and the fresh air on Friday? Treasure the memory, Utah, because the weekend will see the return of the dreaded winter air inversion and smog.
Northern Utahns looked for partly cloudy skies and highs in the 40s Friday and Saturday, but air quality already was in decline. The Utah Division of Air Quality began Friday by rating Salt Lake, Davis, Box Elder, Cache, Weber and Utah counties as "Yellow," or at compromised breathability.
Saturday and Sunday air quality predictions for Salt Lake, Davis and Utah counties were worse "Red," or unhealthy conditions as the region continues into an extended dry period. Weber, Box Elder and Cache counties were given preliminary weekend air quality grades of "Yellow."