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Northern Utah's weather will take a decidedly cooler turn Tuesday after an extended weekend of springtime perfection.

High temperatures Monday along the Wasatch Front ranged into the mid-70s and into the low-90s in the southern reaches of the state. However, Tuesday's forecast called for the mercury to take a steep dip with highs in the mid-50s in the north and the mid- to upper-80s in Utah's Dixie.

The cold front will be dry, so no precipitation is expected. The change will be relatively short-lived: By Thursday, skies in Salt Lake City are expected to be sunny, with a high in the mid-60s.

The Utah Division of Air Quality listed Weber County at "Yellow," or compromised for air quality on Monday, while the rest of the state was "Green," or healthy. But Tuesday's and Wednesday's predictions were for healthy air quality statewide.

Salt Lake City's high temperature Tuesday was to be 60, down sharply from Monday's 75 degrees; Ogden looked for 41 and 57; Provo 43 and 62; Logan 33 and 54; Wendover 47 and 61; Duchesne 40 and 65; Cedar City 46 and 79; St. George 62 and 92; and Moab 52 and 88 degrees.

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