Storms bring showers, rainbows to the Treasure Valley

Statesman staffSeptember 4, 2013 

A faint rainbow forms in West Boise during the first of the storms to pass through the area.


Thunderstorms brought frequently heavy showers, winds — and a few rainbows — to the Treasure Valley on Wednesday.

A flash flood warning was issued in parts of Ada, Canyon and Owyhee counties for a strong storm that hit the area just before 8 p.m. That one arrived just as the drenching effects of an earlier storm were still being felt.

Unlike previous thunderstorms that Valley residents have experienced this summer, punishing winds were not a factor Wednesday.

The peak wind at Boise Airport was 31 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service.

Total rainfall was difficult to determine because the second storm mostly skirted the airport, the weather service said. One-tenth of an inch was measured at 7 p.m.

The wet weather is expected to continue, with more showers and thunderstorms forecast overnight Wednesday and into Thursday.

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