POCATELLO – National Weather Services say eastern Idaho saw record high temperatures on Sunday and the heatwave is not over yet.
Forecasters expect Monday through Wednesday to continue to have hot, dry weather after yesterday’s heatwave. Pocatello recorded 100 degrees, breaking a 76-year-old record of 95. Idaho Falls also recorded a record 95 degrees on Sunday, breaking a 1974 record of 91 degrees.
NWS forecasters predict Monday’s high in Idaho Falls will be 94 degrees, with Pocatello hitting 97 degrees. Temperatures over the course of the week will cool down a bit, with Idaho Falls forecast for Thursday at 88 degrees and Pocatello at 91 degrees.
Humidity in areas like the Idaho National Laboratory is expected to drop to single digits on Monday, meaning the potential for wildfires is high.
Idaho Falls Fire Department reminds people not to leave children or pets in vehicles in hot weather, as temperatures inside a car can exceed outside temperatures in minutes .
“If you see a child in a hot vehicle, call 911,” the IFFD said in a Facebook post. “At home, lock your vehicles, motorhomes, motorhomes, etc. and keep your keys and remote entry devices out of reach so curious little ones don’t climb inside unknowingly. If a child goes missing, check pools, water bodies and vehicles first. Keep your purse, wallet or cell phone in the back seat to remind you that you have a child in the car.
Eastern Idaho isn’t the only region facing record warm weather. The NWS has issued excessive heat warnings in parts of Utah, Nevada, Arizona, California and Montana. Pocatello forecasters report they cautiously suspended all heat advisories on Monday.
For the latest forecast and weather information, visit the EastIdahoNews.com weather page here.