Parts of Utah are getting “dangerously hot” this weekend. And scorching across the state.

Temperatures will drop on Monday, according to the National Weather Service.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) As mercury rises, heatwaves will eclipse Thursday, April 26.

The National Weather Service issued heat warnings for much of southern Utah this weekend — along with a fire weather watch in some areas.

In the northern part of the state, temperatures are expected to hit record levels before plunging on Monday.

(National Weather Service) An excessive heat warning has been issued for parts of Utah.

An excessive heat warning is in effect Friday noon through 9 p.m. Sunday in lower Washington County, including the cities of St. George, Hurricane and Ivins. According to the National Weather Service, temperatures will be “dangerously hot” for this time of year — 10-12 degrees above normal, with afternoon highs of 104-107.

Temperatures of 100-105 are expected in southeastern Utah – an area that includes the San Rafael Swell, Capitol Reef National Park and the Glen Canyon/Lake Powell Recreation Area.

The heat increases the potential for heat-related illnesses, especially for those who work or participate in outdoor activities. Utahns are urged to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check on relatives and neighbors. Children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles.

(National Weather Service) A fire weather warning was issued for parts of Utah on Sunday.

The National Weather Service has also issued a fire weather watch for southern Utah — an area that includes St. George, Cedar City, Milford, Kanab, Escalante, Hanksville and Zion, Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef National Parks — from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday . Along with high temperatures, southwesterly winds of 20-30mph with gusts in excess of 40mph are expected, along with extremely low humidity of 7-10%. “New fire stars or existing fires can spread quickly,” the weather service said.

Southern Utah will see some relief on Monday and Tuesday as temperatures drop back into the low to mid 90s, but expect a return to the high 90s and low triple digits by the middle of next week.

It’s also getting hot in northern Utah. A high of 96 is expected in Salt Lake City on Friday, and Saturday’s forecast high of 98 would break the all-time record for March 11.

Normal highs for this time of year are in the low 80’s.

(National Weather Service) Utahns are being urged to prepare for the heat this weekend.

A cold front moves in this night after a high of 96 on Sunday. By Monday morning, temperatures will fall by up to 30-40 degrees from Sunday’s highs, and Monday and Tuesday highs will be in the high 60s and low 70s – 10-15 degrees below normal.

There is a 50% chance of rain on Monday, with a slight chance of more rain on Monday evening and Tuesday morning.

Skies will clear and temperatures will rise to the low to mid 80s on Wednesday and the low to mid 90s on Thursday. Parts of Utah are getting “dangerously hot” this weekend. And scorching across the state.

Joel McCord

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