Southern Utah weekend weather: High winds, low humidity usher in first red flag warning of the season

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ST. GEORGE — According to the National Weather Service, this weekend’s weather includes warm temperatures and high winds for Friday, causing the first red flag warning of the season.

Updated June 8, 7:25 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 88 and low of 58, with north of 5-10 mph becoming light and variable in the afternoon.


Sunny with a high of 91 and low of 62, with north-northeast winds of 6-15 mph.

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Cedar City


Sunny with a high of 68 and low of 39, with north winds of 9-14 mph.


Sunny with a high of 73 and low of 47, with north-northeast winds of 8-13mph.

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Zion National Park/Springdale


Sunny with a high of 74 and low of 41, with north-northeast winds of 9-14 mph becoming west and increasing to 15-20 in the afternoon.


Sunny with a high of 78 and low of 45, with north-northeast winds of 6-13 mph.

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Lake Powell/Bullfrog Basin/Halls Crossing


Sunny with a high of 90 and low of 54, with south-southwest winds of 7-10 mph.


Sunny with a high of 86 and low of 53, with north winds of 6-11 mph.

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Weather warnings and advisories

According to the National Weather Service, a hazardous weather outlook predicts unseasonably cool temperatures for the western two thirds of Utah Saturday after a cold front settled into the Southern Utah area.

A warming trend early next week will bring temperatures back up to around normal across the entire outlook area, with readings climbing above normal by late in the week. Due to the warm temperatures, officials are urging caution near waterways due to accelerated snowmelt.

For the most current conditions, warnings and advisories, go to the National Weather Service-Salt Lake City office website.

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