The day has been book-ended with storms! Some of us were woken up by rumbles of thunder early this morning, and while we were able to break out some warming sunshine for the afternoon, it added some "fuel to the fire" for more thunderstorms!
The storms are tracking from the SE to the NW and will continue to move through this evening until sunset. Any storm that passes through will bring with it bouts of very heavy rain, the possibility of hail up to 1/2" in diameter and gusty winds up to 40mph. This is the type of weather day that keeps us on our toes, and it looks like we'll do it again tomorrow.
Memorial Day should start out dry. Early services should be able to escape showers and storms. We still run the risk of a few isolated thunderstorms for tomorrow afternoon/evening. Highs for the valley should be in the low to mid 70s, much closer to seasonal averages. All in all, it looks like a decent day - but much like this afternoon, we'll need to keep "an eye to the sky" for any pop up storms during the PM hours of Monday.
Unsettled weather continues through the better part of the next week, but we'll get plenty of dry times and sunny hours too. Look for highs in the mid 70s through the work-week, with warming temps next weekend (near 80°). Each day will run a chance (30-40%) of storms during the afternoon/evening, as our pattern stays unsettled. The most impacted day currently looks like Thursday, with cloudy conditions and showers and storms through most of the day.
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.