Southern Utah weekend weather forecast: A great weekend for hiking, boating or just hanging out

ST. GEORGE — According to the National Weather Service, this weekend’s weather for the majority of southwestern Utah will again include sunny skies, but as opposed to last weekend, winds will be mild. However, they are expected to pick up as the weekend comes to a close, prompting officials to issue a hazardous weather outlook for the next seven days for critical fire weather conditions.

Updated Sept. 22, 7:30 a.m. to reflect current conditions, forecasts and advisories

Below are your St. George, Cedar City, Zion National Park and Lake Powell area weekend weather forecasts, including current warnings and advisories.

And for a look at this weekend’s events, check out the St. George News TGIF Show: Your weekend adventure guide brought to you by Virgin River Casino.

St. George


Sunny with a high of 93 and low of 65, with winds of 5-10 mph.


Sunny with a high of 93 and low of 65 with winds of 11-16 mph.

Read more: ‘If it can spark, it can cause a fire’: Tips on preventing human-caused wildfires

Cedar City


Sunny with a high of 82 and low of 60, with winds of 11-16 mph.


Sunny with a high of 80 and low of 58, with winds of 5-10 mph increasing to 16-21 mph in the afternoon.

Zion National Park/Springdale

ADVISORY: Zion National Park’s Hidden Canyon Trail closed again due to rockfall; other popular trails still being repaired


Sunny with a high of 83 and low of 52, with winds of 9-14 mph.


Sunny with a high of 81 and low of 51, with winds of 12-17 mph.

Lake Powell/Bullfrog Basin/Halls Crossing

ADVISORY: Lake Powell’s mussel infestation continues to worsen


Sunny with a high of 88 and low of 61, with winds of 5 mph.


Sunny with a high of 89 and low of 63, with winds of 6-11 mph.

Weather warnings and advisories

A hazardous weather outlook has been issued for the western two thirds of Utah for critical fire weather conditions due to strong winds and low relative humidity. Conditions are expected to continue into late next week.

Areas affected in or near Southern Utah include Dixie and Zion National Park, Glen Canyon Recreation Area and Lake Powell.

Read more: Federal agency rules it will not have sole oversight over Lake Powell Pipeline permitting

For more information on current weather conditions and advisories, go the National Weather Service-Salt Lake City office website.

Please also be aware of current fire restrictions: Recent precipitation results in lifting of fire restrictions for portions of Southern Utah; some activities still prohibited.

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1 Comment

  • utahdiablo September 22, 2018 at 8:46 pm

    This had to be the Hottest Damn Summer ever here in St George, almost a constant 100+ each and everyday from June 1st until last week mid September…good riddance

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