SALT LAKE CITY — The National Weather Service is warning those hiking or spending time outside in southern Utah this week that temperatures could reach dangerously high levels.

Forecasters issued an excessive heat warning for southern Utah’s Zion National Park, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Lake Powell through Thursday night. Temperatures could reach 115 degrees in some areas.

The Weather Service also warns that temperatures will be hot throughout southeastern Utah, including in Canyonlands National Park, Moab, Blanding, Kanab and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

Temperatures elsewhere around the state are expected on Tuesday to tie or break record highs previously set for June 20.

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