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September 27, 2021

Smoky skies in northern Utah, thunderstorms possible in southern Utah on Sunday

This undated photo shows the sunrise over the Wasatch Mountains, taken from West Jordan, and colored red by smoke from western wildfires. (Heather Kelly, KSL NewsRadio)

SALT LAKE CITY — Smoky skies and triple-digit temperatures are forecast for northern Utah Sunday, with cooler temperatures but stormy weather on the way for southern Utah.

A new round of showers and thunderstorms should hit southern Utah this afternoon and evening, according to the National Weather Service. Those storms could bring gusty winds, lightning and heavy rain that sometimes leads to flash flooding, the weather service warned.

Smoky skies will continue in northern Utah as the result of wildfires burning in parts of the Western U.S. More than 85 large wildfires are burning around the country, most of them in western states, the Associated Press reports.

Smoke forecast for the afternoon of Sunday, July 25, 2021, with the highest concentrations in red.
Smoke forecast for the afternoon of Sunday, July 25, 2021, with the highest concentrations in red. (Photo: National Weather Service Salt Lake City via Twitter)

The Air Quality Index for Sunday shows unhealthy air across northern Utah. However, weather patterns should lead to clearer air beginning Monday, the National Weather Service said.

Hot, dry weather will continue in the north with a forecast high temperature of 100 degrees in Salt Lake City Sunday.

Get the complete forecast on the KSL Weather Page.

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