'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the state, twinkling stars foretold a sunny yuletide fate.
With Santa's arrival, valley inversions gave way, too; St. Nick won't gag on sooty air you could chew. So, no delays for delivering presents by wheezing reindeer this time, not with the air quality oh so sublime. The Utah Division of Air Quality is merry with the freshening air, awarding its "green" grade for the breathing out there. But enjoy clean air now; it's a short-lived gift, facing a high pressure system with no storms to lift.
Now Salt Lake, now Tooele, other northern Utah valleys, as well, will see how far overnight temperatures fell. Like Tuesday, on Wednesday the lows in the teens will be, with highs expected around 30 degrees. In the south, lows could plunge from the 30s to the teens at night, and by day could reach 50 degrees fahrenheit.