Southern Utah approaches the weekend with climatological confidence bordering on narcissism: Thursday's forecast called for highs in the upper-90s under cloudless, bright horizons, with Friday and Saturday temperatures expected to hit triple digits.
However, Utah's air quality heading for the end of this week could use some atmospheric affirmation: Salt Lake, Utah, Weber, Washington, Duchesne and Uintah counties all have compromised, or "yellow" grades. The remainder of the state's monitoring regions were "green," though.
Still, there is this to serve as a soothing, mood-altering balm for Mother Nature: the Intermountain Allergy & Asthma website on Thursday listed all pollen sources in the "low" category.
Not need, then, to fear the flowers and that, too, would please Dr. Freud, who declared: "Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts."
Still, if you find yourself obsessive and compelled to have more extensive forecast information, here's your prescription: visit the Tribune's weather page at http://www.sltrib.com/weather.