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Salt Lake City Breaks Heat Record, Temperatures Expected To Only Get Hotter

The heat wave forecast has already shown its true colors in Utah this week. Just after 4 p.m. on Monday, the National Weather Service said the temperature hit a record-breaking 102 degrees near the Salt Lake City International Airport. The previous day’s record was 101 degrees back in 1974.According to FOX 13, Monday is expected to be a set-up to an even hotter Tuesday. Temperatures across Utah are expected to hit mid-to high 100s. Salt Lake City is forecasted to have a high of 105 degrees, while Moab’s expected to hit 108 degrees and St. George at 110 degrees.

 

An excessive heat warning is in effect for a large portion of the state until Wednesday at midnight.

Tyler Hewitt is the web/social media assistant at UPR. He writes stories every day, updates the website and manages the station's Twitter and Facebook pages. Tyler is a senior at Utah State University and is studying public relations, marketing, and psychology. He loves to write, listen to music, play video games, play tennis and hang out with his fiancé and cat, Juno. He is a great plant dad and recently started collecting vinyl records!