The cold front will bring gusts and lower temperatures, but no rain is expected.
Red flag warnings cover most of Utah through Wednesday as a combination of strong winds, low humidity and high temperatures create an extreme fire danger.
The greatest risk runs until midnight Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service, with winds of 15 to 25 mph and gusts up to 35 mph, and relative humidity as low as 12 percent. The strongest winds are expected between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.
Any fire that develops could spread quickly, depending on weather service reports, and outdoor burning is not recommended.
The danger of fire persists although temperatures are expected to moderate. In Salt Lake City, the forecast maximum is 82 Tuesday, 84 Wednesday and just 64 Thursday as a cold front moves.
The front will keep the wind blowing, but should not bring rain.
Temperatures are expected to peak at 76 on Friday and 86 on Saturday, then return to the 90s on Sunday and Monday.
There’s also no rain expected in southern Utah, just a one-day break from the temperatures of the 90s and beyond. Predicted highs in St. George are 94 Tuesday, 95 Wednesday, 88 Thursday, and 98 Friday before climbing to 104-108 Saturday through Monday.