Clouds will continue to clear as we get through Friday evening and we should see clear skies overnight that will last through most of Saturday. The winds will also break down as we get to sunset and will remain that way overnight, however, they will continue to blow from the northwest. Couple that with the clear skies and we will see another chilly start for Saturday morning with lows dipping into the mid-30s. Our average this time of year is in the lower 40s.
Saturday will see lighter winds and plenty of sunshine as a ridge of high pressure will build over the west coast. But before the ridge fully moves in we will see a weak cold front and a weak wave of showers move in with it for early Sunday. Clouds will increase across southern Idaho late Saturday, filling in ahead of that cold front and chance of rain. Those chances are best in the West Central mountains but we could see a brief flash of rain in the Treasure Valley before noon. Showers will clear out for the rest of Sunday afternoon but should linger outside of the valley. We will then see clearing skies that will carry over into Monday.
The ridge will set up late Sunday and remain dominant over the area for the next week. That will help keep southern Idaho dry and temperatures will warm throughout the week. We should see 70 degrees by Wednesday, with the warmest day of the year so far expected on Thursday as highs look to be in the upper 70s.
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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