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A power outage downtown left businesses without electricity for over an hour Thursday.

A primary power line came down at 250 W. 100 North at about 9:30 a.m., said Donna Gibson, dispatcher for the Provo Power Department. A connection at the hot tap on a transformer burned off, she said.Businesses and homes northwest and southwest of University Street, from 500 North to 500 South, and along Center Street did not have electricity restored until about 10:40 a.m., Gibson said.

Party will heat up

stadium before show

PROVO - It will be hot at Cougar Stadium even before the fireworks begin July 3 as a live band and vendors host "Street Heat." This street party from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. will take place in the parking lot west of the stadium.

Vendors will give away food and other prizes and aircraft will be on display.

"The street party will get people to come early and help alleviate the traffic problems," said Randy Beckham, the Stadium of Fire's associate producer.

The Stadium of Fire concert and fireworks display generates Provo's largest traffic problem, with 50,000 in the stadium and about 200,000 who view the fireworks from outside, Beckham said.

Parking will be available at the following locations: west stadium parking lot, Marriott Center parking lot and the baseball fields west of the west stadium parking lot.

Beckham said good seats are still available for the show.

Weather outlook for 4th

becomes a bit brighter

Things were looking a bit brighter Friday for people hoping for sunny, warm weather during the Fourth of July weekend.

Earlier this week, the computer charts at the Salt Lake office of the National Weather Service indicated a significant storm system was moving into Utah, but the picture had changed by later in the week, said William J. Alder, meteorologist in charge.

South breezes and temperatures in the lower 90s were expected Friday along the Wasatch Front, while it will be about 103 in the St. George area. A cool front with scattered showers and thunderstorms is forecast early Saturday with showers continuing through Saturday evening along the Wasatch Front. Temperatures will be near 80 degrees.

Just a few showers will persist over the northern mountains Sunday and Monday, and temperatures will be in the mid- to upper 70s along the Wasatch Front, while it will be just breezy with temperatures in the mid-90s in the St. George area, Alder said Thursday.