A stretch of warmer-than-usual November days is projected to end this week, with highs set to drop about 20 degrees starting Tuesday.
Monday was expected to bring highs into the low 70s in the Wasatch Front — mid-November highs normally are in the low 50s — before Tuesday brings a slight chance of rain and highs in the 50s, according to the National Weather Service.
The first half of November has been exceptionally warm, with half of daily highs more than 5 degrees warmer than average, and about a third of daily highs more than 10 degrees warmer. If Salt Lake City hits the forecast high of 71 on Monday, it’ll be just shy of the day’s record of 73.
But after Tuesday, temperatures will remain low, with highs in the 40s and 50s and lows forecast to drop into the 20s on Tuesday night.
Average daily highs have exceeded norms for most months this year, according to NWS data. June’s temperatures were the most exceptional, with an average of high of 94 — nearly 10 degrees higher than normal. November’s highs have been 5 degrees warmer than normal, on average.
In Logan, highs are forecast to drop from 65 on Monday to 47 on Tuesday and remain in the 40s into the weekend. Cedar City will reach about 70 on Monday, dropping to the 50s after Tuesday, with St. George dropping from the 70s to the mid-60s.
Farther east, Vernal is projected to drop from highs in the 50s on Monday and Tuesday, to the 40s for the rest of the week, with no rain or snow predicted. Moab’s highs will fall from the 60s to the 50s, with dry skies throughout the week.
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