Warm enough for you?
Temperatures in the Treasure Valley today hit 82 degrees, that was 15 degrees above normal. That’s warm. We can expect to see more of the same this weekend even though the high pressure ridge is breaking down. The high pressure center acted like an oven warming us to the levels we saw. But now, as the high pressure goes away, an approaching low from the Pacific will give us a southwest flow ahead of a Sunday front. The southwest flow will pull in air from the Nevada desert and keep us above average through the weekend.
As the high pressure moves away, it will allow more clouds to move in from the approaching front. Other than a few afternoon mountain showers, the weather looks dry in the Treasure Valley Saturday with a high of 82. By Sunday, a weak front will move in from the west. This creates an environment where scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms will be possible Sunday afternoon. It’s impossible to determine where the showers or storms will pop up. But, where they do we’ll see some gusty winds along with a chance of small hail. It’s something we’ll be watching closely.
Overall, you’re going to think it was a warm weekend. The long range models are bringing dry air into the state through much of next week. So we’re going to keep the theme of warmer and drier than normal. Have a great weekend!