Memorial Day weekend weather forecast: From the warmest day yet to possible thunderstorms

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ST. GEORGE — Weekend weather in Southern Utah will see a mix of sun and wind, with a chance of a stray thundershower or or two for the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

Infograph of temperatures illustrating that Friday could be the warmest day of the year in some locations, including Salt Lake City, Image courtesy National Weather Service, St. George News | Click to enlarge

The National Weather Service’s Friday forecast for the St. George area includes sunny skies with a high of 92, with gusty winds of 20-30 mph developing in the afternoon.

Temperatures will begin cooling on Saturday with sunny skies and a high of 83 degrees.

Sunday and Monday a few scattered thunderstorms or stray showers are possible as weather begins to get warmer, with a high of 91 degrees expected on Monday.

For Cedar City, the high of 82 Friday with some gusty winds will drop to mostly sunny conditions with a high of 75 for Saturday.

On Sunday and Monday there is a possibility of a few scattered thunderstorms or stray showers with a high of 72 Sunday and warming up Monday with a high of 77.

According to the National Weather Service, Friday may turn out to be the warmest day so far this year in several locations. In Salt Lake City, temperatures could climb to 90 degrees as sunny conditions continue through Saturday. These types of temperatures aren’t normally reached on average in Salt Lake for another week.

By Sunday, some scattered showers and thunderstorms in northern Utah are likely by Sunday, and daytime high temperatures throughout the region cooling to 69 degrees by Monday.

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