BOISE, Idaho — We've had a stretch of average and below average days, with highs temps topping out in the 80s. This is so very different from the four days in a row of triple-digits temperatures that we endured last weekend. While some of us have likely been getting used to the "cooler temperatures," things haven't cooled down for good.
Tuesday will be hotter, with valley highs back into the mid 90s. This is due to our "zonal flow" (out of the west), switching to more of a WSW flow aloft. This will bring in more heat, and also a little more moisture. For the most part, that moisture will result in some high cloud cover. The best chance for thunderstorms tomorrow will be near the Idaho/Nevada border and into the Central Mountains.
A dry cold front will sweep through late Tuesday, and take temperatures back closer to normal for the rest of the work-week. Highs for the valley should top out in the upper 80s, to near 90, Wednesday through Friday. We'll stay dry and have plenty of sunshine around the region.
As a ridge builds in across the West next weekend, temperatures will be going back up. For Saturday, it's back into the low to mid 90s - and continues to get hotter from there. Forecast model guidance is pointing at a good chance for triple-digits next Monday. The summer heat is not gone yet!
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- 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.
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