IDAHO, Idaho — The summer heat is back, and the hottest days have already begun to hit.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a weather advisory Friday for parts of central and eastern Idaho, southern Wyoming and parts of eastern Montana and Idaho, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) reported.
The forecast calls for highs in the high 80s and highs in much of the upper 70s to low 80s in central and southern Idaho and northern Wyoming, the agency said.
Temperatures in central Idaho could hit the mid-80s to the mid 70s, while highs in central Montana could reach the upper 60s to upper 70 at times, the bureau reported.
High temperatures could be seen in the mid 90s and mid-90s in eastern Montana, the BMD reported.
It could also be hot in parts of the southern Wyoming area.
The National Weather Service in Boise said it expected temperatures to rise into the mid 80s on Friday and could hit 75 in central Wyoming on Saturday.
Temperatures could hit 100 in eastern Wyoming by the weekend, with temperatures reaching 105 in central Arizona by Saturday, the weather service said.
Temps could also reach 80 in central California by Saturday and could reach 80 on Sunday in parts from south to north.
High winds could also cause severe weather, especially in parts where lightning can produce large hail, a weather service report said.
The heat wave will likely be one of the hottest on record for the nation, according to the National Weather Services.
Tempering temperatures in the lower 60s and 70s were recorded across the entire U.P.I., Montana, Idaho and parts the western Great Plains states, the NWS reported.
High temperatures in western Montana reached 90 on Saturday, while temperatures in eastern Idaho reached 87.
Winds could bring the most rain to the eastern United States and the Dakotas.
The NWS said that conditions will likely continue to worsen on Monday as a cooler air mass moves across the northern Plains and into the lower Midwest.
The NWS also warned of possible flash flooding in parts near the Dak-Si-Nes region, the region in the Midwest where the drought is affecting the state’s agricultural and ranching industries.