It's been another nice and spring-like day around Southern Idaho. Stepping outside, it's hard to believe it's the last full day of winter! The vernal equinox is tomorrow at 3:58 p.m., when the sun's energy is on the equator and we official spring into spring! It will feel like spring again tomorrow, with highs in the mid 60s; still around 10 degrees warmer than average.
Expect clear skies tonight, with valley temps ranging from 32-37 degrees. Tomorrow is our final supermoon of 2019, which coincides with the spring equinox. However, tomorrow night we may have more cloud cover to block a clear view of the "Full Worm Moon." If you have the opportunity, check it out this evening as it rises over our foothills (if you're in Boise, look east) around 6:45-7:00 p.m. This is when it will look the biggest. A "supermoon" is when the moon is at its closest point in orbit to Earth (called perigee), and can appear 30% brighter and 14% bigger.
We have a storm system that's passing by to our south over the next couple of days. This will throw some clouds in our direction starting tomorrow afternoon, and it will also kick up the wind a notch. Today was breezy, but tomorrow is windy, with winds out of the SE from 15-25mph and gusts up to 40mph.
We're dry through Friday, with clouds increasing as we move toward the weekend. The weekend features a chance of rain showers for the valley, and snow above 4,000 feet. Temperatures also return closer to normal (55°).
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.
Meteorologist Bri Eggers joined the KTVB weather team in the fall of 2018. She became a meteorologist while working here in the Treasure Valley, and has earned her National Weather Association seal of approval. After spending four years in Boston, forecasting blizzards, nor’easters and humid summer days, Bri is excited to dive back into mountain meteorology.
Meteorologist 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.