Strong cold front on the way!
With temperatures pushing into the 90’s this time of the year, we typically start getting out of the “cold front” mode. However, during this first couple of weeks of June, we can indeed see fronts and even a little high elevation mountain snow. That’s what appears to be shaping up for the state late Saturday as a low from the Gulf of Alaska moves into Idaho.
Ahead of this front, temperatures will continue to be hotter than normal. We’ll see highs both Thursday and Friday approaching the low 90’s. There is a slight chance of an afternoon shower or storm on Thursday. But, Friday looks like we’ll see lots of sunshine. Saturday is a different story. As the front approaches, look for increasing clouds Saturday and a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms across western Idaho in the afternoon into the evening hours. There is enough chilly air behind this front that we could see snow down to about 6,000’ Saturday night.
By Sunday morning, the front will push into eastern Idaho. Weather conditions will begin to improve. Plus, you’ll notice a significant drop in temperatures as highs will only be in the mid 60’s by Sunday afternoon. So far, the weather looks great for much of next week as highs will gradually warm to near 80 degrees under mostly sunny skies.