Morning showers cool off Boise, which had balmy night in 50s

newsroom@idahostatesman.comMarch 6, 2014 

Temperatures in Boise were in the 50s overnight, with a high of 58 — just before 5 a.m., according to the National Weather Service. That compares with overnight temperatures in the low-40s earlier in the week.

The balmy morning was due to thick cloud cover and southeast winds, Weather Service meteorologist Joel Tannenholz said. A cold front and showers that rolled into Boise just before 6 a.m. knocked temperatures down.

The high on Wednesday was 59, and that's the forecast high for today. There will be showers on an off today, and there could be isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon, between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Friday and Saturday are going to be the best days to be outdoors, unless you like rain (Sunday will be wet).

Friday will be cooler, with a high of 54, but it will be dry. It's expected to be partly cloudy in the morning and mostly sunny in the afternoon. Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high of 60.

Another storm is coming Sunday — and don't forget that we have to "spring ahead" overnight (sorry, we're losing an hour of sleep). We're exactly two weeks from the first day of spring, Thursday, March 20.

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