Looking at Utah's mid-week weather forecast, Jane Austen might repeat this declaration: "What dreadful hot weather we have! It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance."
Too bad the 19th century English novelist's time was before the advent of cutoffs, flip-flops, tube-tops, sun screen and Big Gulps. Thus clad, she may have been able to thrive in the potentially record-setting, triple-digit temperatures ahead for our desert state.
Wednesday's forecast for northern Utah called for highs in the mid- to upper-90s, up 5-7 degrees from Tuesday's forecast. On Thursday, the region will reach or top 100 degrees, approaching Salt Lake City's record high (103) for June by week's end.