You may not believe this statement, but it’s true: Boise is about to get a rain-free weekend.
After weekend upon weekend of wet weather, the Treasure Valley is set not just for a dry weekend but an abnormally hot one, too.
The National Weather Service forecasts Boise’s high temperature will be 86 degrees on Saturday, which is just one degree above the average for this time of the year. But that high will spike up to 95 degrees on Sunday and a toasty 101 degrees on Monday.
When temperatures are as high as they will this weekend, the Weather Service recommends that those who are sensitive to heat avoid being outdoors between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and should eat and dress lightly.
“So we have a ridge pushing in from the southwest that is moving in,” NWS meteorologist Sophia Adams told the Idaho Statesman Thursday. “It will bring warm, dry conditions for the weekend… finally.”
A ridge is an elongated area of high pressure, which typically brings with it clear skies and warmer weather.
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Way-too-early July 4 outlook
Adams said she expects temperatures to return to normal by mid-next week and will last through at least July 4.
“For the Fourth of July, we’re in equal chances of maybe slightly above or near normal chances of precipitation,” Adams said. “And then we’re near normal and maybe slightly above normal for temperatures.”
Weather can change quickly, but if the Weather Service’s 14-day forecast remains true, the Treasure Valley should expect temperatures of around or above 89 degrees for July 4 and minimal rain. The average precipitation for Independence Day in Boise is four-hundredths of an inch, leaving little room for concern for your July 4 barbecues.
Editor’s note: This story has been updated to correct a misstated day of the week. Forecasts show a high of 101 degrees on Monday.