Scattered showers dampened some areas of Utah Tuesday, but it should be dry Wednesday with lots of wind and a slight threat of showers Thursday.
Meteorologists at the Salt Lake office of the National Weather Service forecast cool, wet weather Friday and Saturday. Lingering showers are likely on Mother's Day, unless the forecasted storm is a little slower in developing.William J. Alder, meteorologist in charge, says it's hard to say what the long-range weather outlook will be, but he said wet spring weather doesn't necessarily mean a wet summer.
"I've (studied weather records and patterns) for many years (in Utah). Cold winters don't mean hot summers or cool summers, and cool summers or wet springs don't mean wet summers. (Nothing is ever) conclusive" in the weather, Alder said.
Reports to the weather service early Tuesday indicated many areas had received at least moderate amounts of rain after midnight, mainly from Utah County northward and over the Wasatch and Uinta Mountains. Only 0.06 of an inch of precipitation was reported at the Provo Airport, but Centerville received 0.73; Cottonwood Heights, 0.49; Hill Air Force Base, 0.20; Sandy, 0.13; and Tooele, 0.04.