Along with the storm clouds and stiff breezes, the region will see high temperatures on Saturday dip into the upper-60s a dramatic drop from Friday's forecast of highs in the mid-80s. Sunday brings more precipitation and daytime temperatures in the mid-70s.
Southern Utahns will see isolated, scattered and relatively light rainfall within a weekend forecast dominated by partly cloudy skies and highs in the upper-80s.
Exactly when or where those showers may come in Utah's Dixie eludes forecasters. That doesn't mean, however, there's not a pattern. It's all a matter of perspective.
Navajo mystery writer Tony Hillerman, no stranger to the redrocks region, put it this way: "From where we stand the rain seems random. If we could stand somewhere else, we would see the order in it."
More to the point, enjoy it, advised honky-tonk singer Roger Miller in observing, "Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet."
The Utah Division of Air Quality rated the entire state in the "green," or healthy category heading through the weekend.
The Intermountain Allergy & Asthma website listed chenopods and mold as "high" and other allergens "low" on the pollen index as of Friday.
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