The National Weather Service had a temperature reading of 8 degrees at the Boise Airport at 8 a.m. Thursday, making it the coldest day of the year in Boise.
Now, that is not that big of a deal since it is only the third day of 2013. However, that low marks the coldest temperature Boise has registered since Nov. 25, 2010, when the Weather Service measured a seven degree low at the airport.
There are fluctuations all over the Treasure Valley and the lows can vary by several degrees, so it might have been slightly chillier in your neighborhood today than 8 degrees.
As chilly as it is, we are still 14 degrees above the record low temperature for the Boise area, which was -6 on Jan. 3, 1910, according to weather service reports.
The last sub-zero day Boise had was in December 2009, according to National Weather Service reports.
While there is still an inversion over the Treasure Valley, the low-lying clouds that kept a little bit of warmth on the valley floor the last several nights this week were blown out of town Wednesday afternoon.
The good news is it should be a sunny day, with an estimated high temperature in the Boise area of 23 degrees. It could dip back down to single digits overnight, with an estimated low temperature of 9 degrees.
There is no snow in the local forecast for the next several days, so expect partly cloudy skies. The estimated high for Friday is 23 degrees, but it is expected to get into the low 30s over the weekend, according to the National Weather Service reports.