Other than a couple of days where we hit the mid-90s, September has shaped up to be rather nice when it comes to temperatures with about half of our days having topped out in the 70s. Friday we got back into the 80s for the first time in about a week and and will stay that way for just one more day.
A cold front will be coming through late Saturday and that will cool things down considerably, right about the time Autumn officially hits at 7:54 p.m. We are talking temperatures into the 60s Sunday for the first time since we had a couple of days back in June.
The front will also bring in some cloud cover periodically for tonight, Saturday and into Sunday. We do see a chance of some showers with the frontal passage but it's only a slim shot and isolated into the eastern side of the West Central mountains and Idaho's Central mountains as we get into Saturday night and early Sunday.
Watch for winds to increase ahead of the front Saturday afternoon and evening. Winds will also remain breezy through Sunday and increase Monday afternoon.
A ridge of high pressure will squeeze the low off the northwest coast back out into the pacific. The ridge will help clear out clouds and mountain showers Sunday and keep us under dry conditions through the end of next week, warming our temperatures back into the upper 70s by Wednesday.
That low pressure system will remain anchored off the California coast into next weekend and likely beyond, meaning the most we can expect when it comes to changes will be a few clouds into 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.