Seek Shade: First Summer Magic Valley Heatwave Arrives Friday
Southern Idaho daytime temperatures will soon rise to the triple digits for consecutive days for the first time this summer as much of the country will get exposed to a heatwave which will arrive toward the end of the work week. Planning a weekend that involves plenty of shade and water is probably a good course of action at this point.
Magic Valley residents will want to attempt to get to the river or lake this weekend as triple-digit weather is on its way. The current forecast for the region is calling for highs to eclipse the 100-degree mark for three to four consecutive days beginning Friday.
Popular southern Idaho spots to cool off such as Centennial Park, Balanced Rock Park, Lake Walcott, Blue Heart Springs, and Thousand Springs State Park will be jam-packed this weekend in anticipation of what will be the region's first extended summer heatwave that's expected to top off at 103 degrees on Saturday. Sunday, as well as Monday, are also expected to reach the century mark in the Magic Valley.
Heat records have already been broken this summer in many areas of the United States, particularly in the South. It's important to stay hydrated in these times as heatstroke is a very real possibility for many Idahoans. Make sure children, in particular, have protection from the sun whether it's in the form of an umbrella or sunscreen (preferably both) when enjoying area rivers and lakes.