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Enjoy 90 degree temps for now, 100+ days coming next week!

Temperatures well above normal with heat wave next week
Posted at 3:59 PM, Jul 09, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-09 20:14:35-04

Heat continues to settle into southern Idaho for the foreseeable future.

There is a red flag warning in effect through this evening for areas near the Magic Valley and borders of Utah and Nevada. Any new fire starts may spread rapidly due to dry and hot conditions.

We'll have a slight dip in temperatures on Sunday with a relatively weak cold front that started to settle in the region today. This afternoon and through the evening, isolated thunderstorms could develop in the west-central mountains and over Baker County.

Heres a shot of some nickel-sized hail that landed in McCall Saturday evening. This shot was sent in to us by one of our team members.

Nickel-sized hail fell in McCall Saturday evening.
Nickel-sized hail fell in McCall Saturday evening.

Hail forms when updrafts in thunderstorms carry raindrops towards extremely cold areas of the atmosphere, then the ice pellets fall with gravity. Seek shelter if you encounter hail, it can damage homes, cars, and be deadly to livestock and people when large enough.

Temperatures well above normal with heat wave next week
Temperatures well above normal with heat wave next week. Triple-digit temps expected Tuesday through Thursday.

The dip in temperatures will be brief. High-pressure builds into next week that will take our temperatures into the triple-digits well above normal. The triple-digit heat is set to last Tuesday through Friday in the Treasure Valley. Things will be relatively cooler in the Magic Valley, although mid-week temperatures could rise above 100 degrees.