BOISE, Idaho (CBS 2) — With spring less than a week away it's nice to see some drier and warmer days in the forecast. So far this month, our daytime average high has been trending cooler than normal with an average high of 47.2 degrees, normal is 54.6 degrees.
A high pressure ridge is building into the region over the weekend which will shut off the cool northwesterly flow into the region. Temperatures are expected to warm at a rate of roughly three to five degrees per day. Daytime highs will range in the mid to upper 50's by the weekend and the low 60's by early next week.
The last time the Boise area saw 60 degree temperatures was the first week of November.
Dry weather is expected to accompany this warming trend as the high pressure ridge will act as a blocking mechanism to any incoming storms. Models are showing the potential of a low pressure system that may be strong enough to break down the ridge later next week. For now, enjoy the sunny skies and temperatures that will be warming to roughly 10 degrees above average by next week.