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A heat advisory is in effect for most of Utah through Wednesday

brown, dusty basin with cliffs and mountains in the background
Ken Lund
The San Rafael Swell is among the Utah locations experiencing extreme heat.

A heat advisory is in effect for most of Utah through Wednesday. Temperatures in Salt Lake City will reach 105 degrees and in Zion National Park temperatures are projected to reach 114 degrees.

The National Weather Service advises people to take extra precautions if working or spending time outside, including drinking plenty of fluids, wearing loose-fitting, lightweight clothing and taking frequent rest breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments.

Caroline Long is a science reporter at UPR. She is curious about the natural world and passionate about communicating her findings with others. As a PhD student in Biology at Utah State University, she spends most of her time in the lab or at the coyote facility, studying social behavior. In her free time, she enjoys making art, listening to music, and hiking.