Tuesday will be the warmest day of the week
With another, warm, dry area of high pressure moving over the state on Tuesday, there is no doubt that we’ll be seeing temperatures way above normal for this time of year. You can expect to see highs of 85 degrees in the Treasure Valley. So again, the pattern continues to be much warmer than normal.
With the reservoirs filling up and the spring runoff commencing, local water authorities are going to increase the flow on the Boise River to 4,700 cfs (cubic feet per second). This is to create a buffer in our reservoirs between us and the mountain snowpack. With temperatures expected to remain above normal for the next week or so, this is a good call. But, keep in mind, the water temperatures is 47 degrees, the river is running swift. Activity on the river without proper safety equipment is discouraged at this time.
A weak front will approach the area by the end of the week. This may trigger a few isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon on Friday. The good news is that another high pressure center will move over the state on Mother’s Day Weekend. So right now, the weather is looking perfect Saturday and Sunday. We’ll see lots of sunshine with highs in the mid to upper 70’s.