Summer may begin suddenly with a rapid change to warm and dry weather conditions. Home heating is usually not required
after the first week in June, but chilly nights can persist into early July. Showers and/or thunderstorms
are common from late spring through summer. These storms often produce very localized precipitation. Thunderstorms
are seldom severe, and tornadoes occur infrequently in the area. Brief heavy rain, lightning, small hail, and gusty
winds may cause very localized damage at times. Long periods of excessively hot weather in July and August are uncommon.
Afternoon temperatures often rise into the 90s, however low humidity usually results in overnight temperatures in
the 50s or even cooler. The average growing season in Pocatello is around 120 days, extending from late May to late