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FXUS65 KSLC 280338

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Salt Lake City UT
938 PM MDT WED JUL 27 2016

.SYNOPSIS...High pressure will maintain hot and dry conditions
through much of the remainder of the work week. This high will
move east Friday allowing moisture to slowly increase from the
south through the upcoming weekend.


.DISCUSSION...A large high remains centered over swrn Ut this
evening with a hot dry airmass in place over the CWA. Temps today
reached 100 in a number of places around the state including SLC
where the high of 101 extended the streak of 100 plus days to 3.

A little weak convection did develop over the srn mtns during the
heat of the day that has since died off. This was mostly high
based showers with only one or two storms actually getting strong
enough to produce a lone lightning strike and it was likely that
little if any rain from these actually reached the ground.

The high remains in place thru tomorrow with temps getting even a
few degrees hotter than today. The heat looks to reach dangerous
levels in Dixie and the Excessive Heat Warning will remain in

A little convection is also possible again during the hottest part
of the day over the srn mtns. Expect this to be weak with little
rainfall but coverage may be a little greater than today as mean
layer RH ticks up a bit.

The high is still forecast to start shifting eastward Fri allowing
moisture to increase from the southwest thru Sat. This will be
mainly at mid and upper levels but it is forecast to cover pretty
much the entire CWA by Sat aftn. The thunderstorms that result
will be on the dry side with strong gusty winds and lightning but
not much rain. The chance of rain increases on Sunday but this
will be mostly across the south.

No updates planned at this time.


.AVIATION...Winds at KSLC have switched to southeasterly and
should prevail into Thursday morning.


.SLC Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
UT...Excessive Heat Warning from noon Thursday to 9 PM MDT Friday for




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