It looks like we are in for a sizzling July in the Treasure Valley as the estimated high temperatures this week are expected to be north of 100 degrees at least until Saturday. Thats when the estimated high temperature in Boise is expected to drop to a frosty 96 degrees.
The Boise area set a new record with 108 degrees for July 9 just before 3 p.m. Monday, according to National Weather Service reports. By 3:30 p.m., temperatures had dropped to 105 as clouds moved into the area.
While seriously hot summer days are pretty much the norm in the Treasure Valley, current weather predictions show a slight hotter and drier July than usual, according to National Weather Service reports.
In the summer of 2011, the Boise area only had five days all summer where the temperature exceeded 100 degrees (four of those days were in July). If the predictions are correct, the Boise area will surpass that on Wednesday. The high temperatures in Boise on Saturday and Sunday were 100 and 101.
The previous record of 106 was set in 1956.
A red flag warning has been issued for Monday afternoon. There is a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms, with dry lighting, until 9 p.m.
The estimated highs for the Boise area over the next four days are 100, 101, 103, and 101, according to National Weather Service reports.
The heat is a result of a high pressure system is parked over Southwest Idaho and much of the western U.S. There is a slight chance of thunderstorms Monday afternoon but after that, expect hot sunny days through the workweek.