Hard to complain about today's weather, even with the breeze,with highs above 70 degrees for our warmest day of the year so far.
We are right where we should be for average monthly temperatures but daytime highs are skewing a bit above average the last couple of days and they are going to continue to climb as we get into next week. Morning lows will remain on the mild side but Sunday and Monday will see a slight dip in high temperatures thanks to a weak cold front passing through.
That front could also mean some slight chances of showers and a few isolated thunderstorms, mostly in the Central Mountain locations and to the east of Boise. The Magic Valley could see a cell or two develop but the chances remain very slight.
A low pressure system in the Gulf of Alaska will be overtaken by the ridge over us and another out further in the Pacific. That will force the low south in the Pacific, a bit off the California coast. The cut-off low is not expected to affect us for the next several days with a ridge continuing to build over it and keeping us dry through the end of the week.
We will also see our temperatures climb to the warmest we've seen so far this season. Look for mid-70s by Wednesday and upper 70s by Thursday and Friday.
Then that low stuck out in the Pacific will eventually work inland and manage to bring us a very slight chance of showers into Saturday. At the very least we will see temperatures drop into the lower 70s for next weekend.
Idaho's Chief Meteorologist Rick Lantz began his broadcasting career in 1975 working in both radio and television in Weiser, Caldwell, Nampa, and Boise. He has been bringing you the weather each weeknight for over 30 years on KTVB.
Meteorologist Larry Gebert began his broadcasting career in 1977 working for a radio station while he was completing his degree. He began working in television the following year in Montana before moving to Boise in 1983. Larry has been with KTVB since 1992 working as a meteorologist.
Brian Holmes' tour of duty at KTVB has included time spent as a photographer, sports reporter/photographer and news, weather, and feature reporter.
Jim Duthie has been a part of KTVB's weather team since August of 2008, but it's not his first experience with Idaho weather. Jim began forecasting on television in the Treasure Valley in 1998. Prior to coming to Idaho, he had extensive weather forecasting experience both in the private sector and in broadcasting.