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Fire weather warning issued for Salt Lake City through the weekend

Smokey skies from wildfires in Utah fill the Salt Lake Valley making for a spectacular sunset Wednesday evening, Aug. 14, 2013 in Sandy, Utah.
Smokey skies from wildfires in Utah fill the Salt Lake Valley making for a spectacular sunset Wednesday evening, Aug. 14, 2013 in Sandy, Utah.
Chuck Wing, Deseret News

The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City has issued a fire weather warning through the weekend for southern Utah.

The alert lasts from noon today until 10 p.m. on Sunday because of wind and relatively low humidity.

Winds will gust at about 30 to 35 miles per hour out of the southwest, according to the alert. Winds will increase to 40 to 50 miles per hour over the weekend.

“Gusty winds and low humidities will combine to cause critical fire weather conditions, especially during the afternoon through early evening hours today through Sunday,” according to the alert.

Read the full NWS alert below.

Hot weather continues to burn across Utah. The Weather Forecast Office shared a photo of how forecasted max temperatures in the Beehive State are highly exceeding max temperatures for June 7.

Wednesday will be the hottest day of the week in many locations, and it will continue to feel more like early July than early June.

Posted by US National Weather Service Salt Lake City Utah on Tuesday, June 6, 2017