Northeast winds of 15-25 mph with gusts up to 55 mph are expected from Salt Lake City as far north as the Idaho border. The strongest winds are forecast for Centerville, Farmington, Bountiful and surrounding areas.
The weather service warns that the gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects — including holiday decorations and trampolines. Strong crosswinds are expected to affect traffic, especially high-profile vehicles, on I-15, U.S. 89 and the Legacy Parkway in northern Salt lake, Davis and Weber counties.
The wind will gradually increase Wednesday morning and then decrease late Wednesday night, but will remain gusty until early Thursday.
Once the winds end, a high pressure will settle over Utah and send the state into a weather rut. There’s no precipitation in the forecast for the Salt Lake City area through Tuesday, with highs in the upper 30s and low 40s and overnight lows in the mid-20s. However, an inversion is expected to build, causing poor air quality.
Southern Utah will escape the winds and fall into its own weather rut — after highs of 52 on Wednesday and Thursday and 56 on Friday, the St. George area can expect temperatures of about 60 through Tuesday, with lows in the upper 20s and lower 30s and sunny skies with no precipitation.
There’s a high wind warning for northern Utah through Thursday morning /p>