More storms on the horizon!
We had some scattered thunderstorms that developed around the Treasure Valley today. The biggest one started over Malheur County and worked its way across Homedale, Parma, Caldwell, Star and Horseshoe Bend. It generated gusty winds, frequent lightning and knocked over a few trees. This is what’s supposed to happen this time of the year. The storms also helped to cool temperatures down a bit.
We haven’t seen the last of the potential for the storms. A low pressure center off the coast of Washington will continue to slowly inch toward Idaho. Like spokes on a wheel, occasional bands of energy will rotate into the Treasure Valley. That means that with the heating of the day, we could see some spotty showers and thunderstorms on again, off again through Friday. Don’t get me wrong, we’ll see sunshine mixed in there as well.
By Saturday, the low will be moving southeast of Idaho so I still have to keep a slight chance of showers in the forecast to start the weekend. It won’t be a washout but temperatures will cool into the upper 60’s. On Mother’s Day, it looks like the low will move away and drier air will move in. So I’m forecasting partly cloudy skies with highs in the low 70’s. That should be a very nice scenario for moms to enjoy their day.