The cold front that arrived Wednesday in Salt Lake City doesn't necessarily mean an end to 90-degree temperatures for the rest of the year, but it does mean below-normal temperatures until at least Sunday.
According to Mike Conger, meteorologist with the Salt Lake Office of the National Weather Service, it's still possible for another 90-degree day or two to slip in later this month.
"But we're out of it for a while," he predicted.
Wednesday's high in Salt Lake City was 88 degrees, and the overnight low temperature dropped to 57 degrees. However, precipitation was slight at only 0.1 of an inch at the airport.
Temperatures will only be in the low 70s Thursday and will slowly climb back to the low 80s — normal temperatures for this time of year — by Sunday.
"We've gone from above-normal temperatures to below normal," he said.
Conger doesn't expect much rain Thursday. Partly cloudy skies will dominate Friday, while Saturday should be mostly sunny with highs in the mid- to upper 70s. Overnight lows will be in the 50s Thursday and the mid- to upper 40s Friday.
Salt Lake City will cool down to the 70s and will have another chance of showers Tuesday and Wednesday as another cool front moves in.
Conger expects the weather, except for today's cooler temperatures, to be good for the Utah State Fair that opens Thursday afternoon.