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Southern Idaho Weather Forecast

Published: Jul. 17, 2020 at 7:46 AM MDT|Updated: Jul. 17, 2020 at 5:10 PM MDT
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CHIEF METEOROLOGIST ERIC BRILL – EVENING UPDATE

Friday, July 17, 2020

There is a red flag/fire weather warning out for portions of Jerome, Lincoln and Blaine Counties as well as all of Minidoka Counties basically until Saturday, July 18th to 9 PM. This has been issued due to the anticipation of low humidity values, breezy weather and a lack of rain recently. Avoid traveling through these areas during that time, as fires can start and spread quickly!!

A cold front moved through Southern Idaho on Friday afternoon, and will result in temperatures being down a few degrees for the weekend. It will still be a warm weekend, but just not quite as warm as Friday afternoon.

As noted with the red flag warning, breezy weather is expected throughout Saturday afternoon and evening and really for the PM hours of Sunday and Monday as well. Luckily, the sunshine will be seen all around Southern Idaho this weekend, so you won’t have to worry about it being a ‘cool’ breeze really at all.

Temperatures will be warming back up into the middle 90s for the beginning of next week for the Magic Valley and Mini-Cassia Region, while the upper 80s will be back for the Wood River Valley. I anticipate that Tuesday will be the warmest day of next week, due to the amount of sunshine and the overall weather pattern indicating that it will be the warmest, but Wednesday will be right on it’s heels. A few extra clouds are expected to return to the area for Tuesday afternoon and evening, and those clouds look like they will hang around Southern Idaho for the rest of the week. This means that partly cloudy to partly sunny skies are expected.

Of course, if there are clouds around, that means that there is some moisture in the air as well. This will be the case, and there is some agreement that there will be some shower activity around Southern Idaho for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. For the time being, Thursday looks to have the best chance of showers/storms in the region, but that is obviously a few days out. Of course, if the showers/storms can line-up at the right time with temperatures, it may limit afternoon highs a little bit, but slightly above average temperatures are expected all next week.

The warmest part of the year is upon us, as literally the next 3 weeks are historically the warmest on average for the entire year. We’ve been spoiled from seeing consistently hot conditions day-in and day-out, but it appears that we are going to see that more often then not over the next week! Make sure to keep yourself cool, and drink plenty of water! Hopefully the farmers and people that need some rain will be able to get some relief during the middle and end of next week, but I wouldn’t get too excited about it yet!!

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FRIDAY NIGHT (July 17, 2020)

MAGIC VALLEY: Isolated rain showers and storms before 9 PM, followed by clear skies. Low: 64. Winds: West 5-15 mph.

WOOD RIVER VALLEY: Mostly clear skies. Low: 54. Winds: Northwest 5-10 mph.

SATURDAY (July 18th)

MAGIC VALLEY: Sunny skies and not quite as warm. High: 89. Winds: West 10-25 mph.

WOOD RIVER VALLEY: Sunny skies and not as warm. High: 84. Winds: West 5-20 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT:

MAGIC VALLEY: Clear skies. Low: 60. Winds: West 5-15 mph.

WOOD RIVER VALLEY: Mostly clear skies. Low: 53. Winds: Northwest 5-15 mph.

SUNDAY (July 19th)

MAGIC VALLEY: Sunny skies and breezy during the afternoon and evening hours. High: 91. Low: 61.

WOOD RIVER VALLEY: Sunny skies and breezy during the afternoon and evening hours. High: 85. Low: 53.

MONDAY (July 20th)

MAGIC VALLEY: Sunny skies and breezy during the afternoon and evening hours. High: 93. Low: 62.

WOOD RIVER VALLEY: Mostly sunny skies and breezy during the afternoon and evening hours. High: 87. Low: 54.

TUESDAY (July 21st)

MAGIC VALLEY: Partly cloudy skies and hotter. High: 95. Low: 64.

WOOD RIVER VALLEY: Mainly sunny skies and warmer. High: 89. Low: 58.

WEDNESDAY (July 22nd)

MAGIC VALLEY: Partly sunny skies with a slight chance of a PM rain shower and/or a thunderstorm. It will be a little bit breezy as well. High: 95. Low: 64.

WOOD RIVER VALLEY: Partly sunny skies with a slight chance of a PM rain shower and/or a thunderstorm. High: 89. Low: 58.

THURSDAY (July 23rd)

MAGIC VALLEY: Partly sunny skies with a slight chance of a rain shower and/or a thunderstorm, especially during the afternoon and evening hours. High: 93. Low: 61.

WOOD RIVER VALLEY: Partly sunny skies with some isolated PM rain showers and thunderstorms. High: 87. Low: 56.

FRIDAY (July 24th)

MAGIC VALLEY: Partly cloudy skies with a slight chance of a PM rain shower and/or a thunderstorm. High: 91.

WOOD RIVER VALLEY: Partly cloudy skies with a slight chance of a PM rain shower and/or a thunderstorm. High: 83.

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