There are only two states that will avoid a summer that's hotter than heck, and Idaho is not one of them.  Midwest vacation, anyone?

The National Weather Service just issued its outlook and predictions for the summer months, and in just about every state across the US it's going to be hotter than usual.

Idaho officially has a 50 percent chance that the summer will be warmer than normal, according to the weather service. My first thought too, is what is "normal" for a Idaho summer anyway?  Hot, with rain sometimes?  Heat is nothing that can't be overcome with a little ice cream, AC on full blast, and a good Idaho swimming hole.

There are only two states where it's not expected to be insanely hot this summer, and those are Nebraska and Kansas.  Hmm...I'm from Nebraska originally, and it's not the ideal place for tropical summer getaway.  But if you like corn fields and one-stoplight towns, then head that way and enjoy those partly cloudy and 88-degree days which can happen in July.  Oh, and we'll probably have that in Idaho too so we can stay right here and enjoy the mountains while we're at it.

Heat makes the lake more fun, right?  And beer tastes better.  There is a bright side. And apparently it will be extra bright this summer.