Boise residents can expect 90-degree and triple-digit weather until a cold front knocks down temperatures this weekend, according to the National Weather Service.
Conditions have been dry and hot, fueling wildfires in Southwest Idaho, and forecasters are predicting much of the same until the weekend, said Jeanne Allen, meteorologist for Boise’s National Weather Service office.
Though temperatures are above normal — the normal temperature for Wednesday is 91 degrees — it’s unlikely that this week will break heat records, Allen said. The high Wednesday is predicted to be around 99, whereas the record high was 105. Thursday’s record high temperature is 104 and the predicted temperature is 100. It will start to cool down Friday, with a predicted high of 95 degrees. Then a cold front will bring temperatures down to the mid-80s, Allen said.
Though it will be a hot week, Allen said residents probably won’t have to stomach a full-on heat wave.
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“This time of year, it’s not unusual for us to see triple-digit (temperatures but) it doesn't look like anything we had at the end of June,” she said.