BOISE Dont fret if you havent had a chance to get out sledding or make that killer snowman. Youve got time.
The National Weather Service recorded a low of 2 at the Boise Airport at about 2 a.m. Sunday the coldest its been since Dec. 11, 2009 (when it was 1).
The overnight low on Monday was a balmy 6 degrees at the airport, and it warmed all the way up to 11 degrees by 8 a.m., according to National Weather Service reports. Don't expect it to get much warmer, though. The predicted high temperature for Monday is 17 degrees, with an overnight low of 10.
As frigid as it has been in the Treasure Valley, outlying areas have it way worse. Check out these overnight lows on Sunday: -2 in Caldwell, -3 in Mountain Home and -5 in Ontario, Ore. McCall dipped to -12, and Stanley shivered at -25.
Boise is experiencing a chill about 15 to 20 degrees below normal, and thats going to continue for the next few days as inversion conditions trap the cold air in the Valley, forecasters say. The good news: Light winds will mean it wont feel any colder.
So expect a mixture of clouds and sun all week long, with high temperatures in the low 20s and overnight lows in the high single digits.
There doesn't look like much change until the weekend, when it is expected to get into the 30s.
It has been a few years since Boise last recorded temperatures below 0. On Dec. 8, 2009, the temperature fell to -6. The low the next day was -4.
Whats the coldest temperature ever recorded in Boise? -25 on Dec. 22, 1990.