Southern Utah weekend weather forecast: A good weekend to get out, but stay in southwest Utah

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ST. GEORGE — According to the National Weather Service, this weekend’s weather for the majority of southwestern Utah will include pleasant temperatures and sunny skies. However, a hazardous weather outlook is predicting the threat of gusty winds and lightning from isolated thunderstorms in the higher terrains of the western two thirds of Utah.


Updated Aug. 25, 8:30 a.m. to reflect current conditions, forecasts and advisories.


Below are your St. George, Cedar City, Zion National Park and Lake Powell area weekend weather forecasts, including current advisories and fire restrictions.

And for a look at this weekend’s events, check out the St. George News TGIF Show: Your weekend adventure guide brought to you by Virgin River Casino.

St. George

Saturday

Sunny with a high of 96 and low of 71, with winds of 5 mph.

Sunday

Sunny with a high of 96 and low of 67, with winds of 5-8 mph.


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Cedar City

Saturday

Sunny with a high of 85 and low of 64, with winds of 6-10 mph.

Sunday

Sunny with a high of 83 and low of 63, with winds of 7-14 mph.

Zion National Park

ADVISORY: UPDATED: Hidden Canyon Trail reopens; other damaged trails in Zion National Park still closed to visitors

Saturday

Sunny with a high of 83 and low of 60, with winds of 5-10 mph.

Sunday

Sunny with a high of 82 and low of 58, with winds of 6-16 mph.

Lake Powell/Bullfrog Basin/Halls Crossing

ADVISORY: Lake Powell’s mussel infestation continues to worsen

Saturday

Sunny with a high of 96 and low of 64, with winds of 5-10 mph.

Sunday

Mostly sunny with a high of 94 and low of 63, with winds of 5-13 mph.

Warnings and advisories

Two hazardous weather outlooks are currently in affect for Utah.

hazardous weather outlook has been issued for the areas of eastern Utah and western Colorado, including the northwest and southwest San Juan mountains, San Juan River Basin, Four Corners, eastern Uinta Mountains, eastern Uinta Basin, Tavaputs Plateau, Arches/Grand Flat, La Sal and Abajo Mountains and Canyonlands/Natural Bridges.

According to the outlook, showers and thunderstorms will develop over the San Juan mountain range as well as the central mountains Saturday afternoon.

High pressure to the south keeps the mostly quiet weather going through next week with the chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms continuing each afternoon. Winds become gusty for the start of the workweek across eastern Utah and northwestern Colorado.

Another hazardous weather outlook has been issued for the western two thirds of Utah. According to the outlook, isolated thunderstorms will bring a threat of lightning and gusty winds to the higher terrain of Southern Utah Saturday.

Gusty south winds and low humidity will result in critical fire weather conditions across northwest and west central Utah Sunday afternoon and evening.


Read more: ‘It is absolutely preventable’; US vows to work more closely with states to fight wildfires


For more information on current weather conditions and advisories, go the National Weather Service-Salt Lake City office website.

Please also be aware of current fire restrictions: Fire managers ease restrictions for parts of southwest Utah while other restrictions remain in effect.

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