Get ready for the heat this weekend as the hottest temperatures of the year so far will hit Southern Idaho leading up to Independence Day.

If you are planning on heading out to any of the many events leading up to the 4th of July or just heading outdoors, you’ll need to pack plenty of water and sunscreen. The National Weather Service is forecasting the hottest temperatures of the year so far with possibilities of afternoon thunderstorms and windy conditions at times in parts of Southern Idaho.

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The Magic Valley looks to have the best weather conditions for outdoor activities as the temperatures will be hot but the thunderstorms will mostly stay away. Twin Falls, Burley, Shoshone, and Minidoka will be surrounded by afternoon storms on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. But the weather maps make it look like the bad weather will miss. The same can’t be said for cities in southeast Idaho. Starting on Sunday, Pocatello, Idaho Falls, and Soda Springs are expected to be hit by storms and wind.

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Expect Hot Temperatures Over the 4th of July

For the temperatures, the Twin Falls area will see a high of 95 on Saturday, 96 on Sunday, 93 Monday, and then a dip into the upper 80s on the 4th of July.

Pocatello will get hit by storms and slightly lower temperatures over the weekend. Saturday will hit 90, Sunday 92, Monday 91, and 86 on Tuesday. The Boise forecast looks similar to Twin Falls but with slightly higher temperatures each day, pushing up to 98 on Saturday and staying in the low to mid-90s the entire week.

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