The forecast for Utah moving toward the weekend: warm, breezy and sneezy.
Temperatures in northern Utah were to range into the low 70s Friday, echoing the forecast in place for Thursday. In the southern reaches of the state the forecast was for highs in the mid- to upper-80s both days. The entire state was due for periodic buffeting by winds anywhere from 10 to 40 mph.
All that atmospheric mixing couldn't be good news for allergy sufferers, though. While the Utah Division of Air Quality graded the air at "Green," or healthy for breathing heading toward the week's end, the Intermountain Allergy & Asthma pollen index rated mold, mulberry, maple, box elder, oak and grass all off the charts as of Thursday.