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MERCURY DROPS TO 32, BUT WARMER AIR DUE

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Indian summer will officially arrive in the Salt Lake Valley this weekend.

That's when freezing temperatures, recorded Tuesday at the Salt Lake International Airport, will be sent packing by south breezes.Meanwhile, it's sweater weather.

Bill Alder, meteorologist in-charge of the Salt Lake Office of the National Weather Service, said a chilling 32 degrees was recorded Tuesday morning at the airport - making this the second longest growing season in history. It's been 209 days since a freezing 31 degrees was recorded on March 23.

The average growing season is 167 days.

However, Alder said many of the bench areas have yet to experience freezing temperatures.