Storms Will Lead To Increased Fire Danger This Evening
Storms are already developing this afternoon. The storms will increase in coverage and in intensity through the afternoon and evening hours. Any storms that develop will be capable of producing 50 mph winds, frequent lightning and potentially smally hail.
The storms will develop over the South Hills and Southern Twin Falls and Southern Cassia Counties. These storms are expected to move to the North at 15-25 mph throughout the afternoon and evening hours and will impact Twin Falls, Jerome, Burley and Rupert through the evening.
Here's a look at the current radar as of 2:10 PM.
The threat for widespread lightning this evening and gusty winds has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a Red Flag Warning for nearly the entire viewing area. Dry fuels along with the lightning will lead to new fire starts. The gusty outflow winds will make it difficult for fire officials to contain any new fires.
A few isolated storms are also possible on Friday, but the bigger story will be breezy conditions and very low humidity. That will lead to another high fire danger and the National Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Watch for parts of the area on Friday.
Stay with Idaho's First News and KMVT.com for the latest on the storms throughout the evening.