The latter advisory in effect for the remainder of this week and through the weekend noted that hot, windy weather and the potential for thunderstorms and lightning with little or no precipitation made much of the state a tinder box.
Northern Utah's high temperatures Thursday were expected to soar into the low-90s, about 10 to 15 degrees above normal for this time of year.
Southern Utah looked for highs Thursday into the low triple digits with winds of 15 to 25 mph, a mirror forecast of Wednesday's climatological expectations for Utah's Dixie.
As long as firefighters' luck does hold, air quality throughout the state was rated "Green," or healthy by the Utah Division of Air Quality.
The Intermountain Allergy & Asthma web site had grass pollen levels "very high" and plantain and mold at "high," but otherwise the mid-week was looking pretty good for allergy sufferers.
Salt Lake City's high temperature for Thursday was pegged at 93, down a bit from 97 degrees Wednesday; Ogden looked for 87, down from 92 degrees; Provo 92 up from 91; Logan 85 down from 90; Wendover 86 down from 95; Duchesne 89 up from 86; Cedar City 89 down from 91; and St. George 101 down from 102.