Active weather pattern returns this week


The forecast seems a little ominous when you look at the 7-day forecast and see the possibility of showers nearly every one of those days, in reality, the chance of storms are quite low for most areas and only isolated showers are anticipated for most days. In short, we're not expecting widespread showers all day, every day, for the next six days.

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A low pressure system will be moving into the region this afternoon bringing a slight chance of showers to the state. It's the same storm system that moved through the Gem state over the weekend and has been sitting nearly stationary over Nevada and Utah the past few days. Models show this same system moving northward today and tomorrow. A second system moving in off of the coast Wednesday will bring additional moisture and instability into the region. This system will also move over the state and remain in the area through the end of the week.

Even with the active pattern in place, most precipitation forecasts are relatively light, especially for parts of the Treasure Valley with most areas seeing 0.10" or less through Friday morning. Mountain valleys could see anywhere from 0.25"-0.50" of precipitation.

Additional rainfall would be welcomed at this point where May is typically one of the wettest months of the year, we're currently behind our month-to-date average of 0.64" sitting at 0.45". We're just halfway through the month and we certainly could make up lost ground, we usually see 1.39" of precipitation in May.

Track the latest changes to the forecast by visiting our weather page. In addition, be sure to tune into KBOI 2News at 4:00 pm and 5:30 pm to catch the latest forecast with Chief Meteorologist Roland Steadham.

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