We've enjoyed the cooler temperatures the last couple of days in southern Idaho, compared to the unusually warm first half of July. But those days are going away for this weekend. The ridge of high pressure will hold in place allowing for warmer air to increase temperatures closer to 100 degrees by Sunday.
As we get into the first of next week, a low pressure system will move closer to the coast and help pull monsoonal moisture from the south. It's not a strong enough system to drastically cool us down but it is expected to bring in the potential for some significant rainfall in some areas. That could be a dangerous situation for some of the recent burn scars, with a flash flood danger, and with the possibility of thunderstorms it could also be a danger for fire starts in some areas that have very dry fuels.
Those chances of thunderstorms and heavy rains begin late Monday and continue into Tuesday and Wednesday. All of those days show the greatest chances for thunderstorm activity will be in the afternoons through the middle of next week.
Daytime highs will cool into the lower 90s by Tuesday, after reaching very-near 100 on Monday. After the storms clear by Wednesday afternoon we will return to drier conditions and temperatures back into the mid-90s through the end of the week.
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.
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