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After brief cold snap, warming trend will send temps into the 50's this week

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It's been awhile! After a strange start to 2018 (with above average temperatures for most of January and the first part of February), the second half of February sent us back into winter. Temperatures fell from the 50's and low 60's back into the 30's and 40's. We even spent one day in the upper 20's.

While it's not uncommon to see those kinds of temperatures pop up during the winter months, our temperatures had been riding well below average for the last two to two and a half weeks. Temperatures in early March are typically in the low 50's, but highs in Boise had been riding 10 to 15 degrees below that for a considerable stretch of time.

Up next: A little relief from the cold

After spending time in the 50's and low 60's earlier this year, the 30's and 40's felt cold. Colder than normal. Thankfully, there's a hint of change in the weather pattern over the next three to seven days that will allow temperatures to moderate somewhat, back toward an average range.

Yes, you read that correctly. After spending more than two weeks below average, a ridge of high pressure building in over the next few days will finally allow temperatures to climb above 'normal' for the first time since February 18. The last day temperatures were in the 50's was February 17.

Boise's high this time of year is 51 degrees, and temperatures Wednesday and Thursday should settle right in that range. Beyond that, temperatures look to stay somewhat mild through the 7-day forecast.

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