Following several straight days of temperatures pushing or slightly exceeding the century mark in southern Idaho, a brief respite appears on its way for those living in the Magic Valley. By the end of the week, a nearly 15-degree cool-off is expected to bring relief to Twin Falls.

It's been a hot summer, particularly in the northwest, and states like Oregon, Idaho, Washington, and California aren't out of the woods yet. July is typically the hottest month in the Gem State, and according to weatherspark.com data, there was a four-degree increase in the average temperature last month in Twin Falls from 86 to 90.

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It's not just Idaho that's seeing unusual temperature increases this summer. San Antonio, Texas, just logged its hottest July ever, and it's been the second hottest month on record nationwide.

It's so hot in China right now that bridges are cracking. Temperatures have been gradually climbing throughout the world resulting in an average increase in heat-related fatalities. Some scientists believe global warming is directly linked to more than 30% of all extreme temperature deaths.

The daytime high for Twin Falls on Friday is expected to drop into the eighties for the first time in a few weeks. Temperatures will dip to near 88 degrees in the region by the week's end. The relief will be short-lived however as temperatures will shoot back up to near 100 degrees by Monday.

Hopefully, many homeowners in Twin Falls will be able to give their air conditioning units a little downtime on Friday and Saturday.

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