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Red-hot trend sweeps Utah

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Hot weather continues throughout Utah, but it's due to change. That is, it's getting even hotter.

The system that keeps the lid on the pressure cooker is also responsible for driving up ozone levels. The UtahDivision of Air Quality said ozone levels Wednesday are in the "unhealthy range" for Salt Lake and Davis Counties. They declared today a voluntary no-drive day.So far, temperatures in Salt Lake City have yet to break the "century mark" this year, although they have flirted with it several times. On Wednesday, highs were expected to be 99 degrees at the National Weather Service's regional office, 2242 W. North Temple.

A high-pressure system that is causing a killer heat wave in Texas is now hovering over Utah too. Texas is getting moisture, while Utah remains dry - and the heat is starting to soar.

"We're expecting . . . 102 tomorrow and 103 the day after," Wayne Brady, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in the Utah regional office, said Wednesday.

For Utah's Dixie, Brady said, the forecast is "high today near 109, and then tomorrow near 111."