Boise & Garden City

Cooler Monday following weekend heat

Sunday afternoon’s high temperature reading of 94 degrees at the Boise Airport came close to a record but did not eclipse the 97-degree mark set in 1986.

Summerlike temperatures sent Boiseans flocking to the Boise River, Quinn’s Pond, the Boise Greenbelt and Ann Morrison and Julia Davis parks, among other recreation destinations, throughout the weekend.

Sunday’s high was 18 degrees above the average high of 76 degrees this time of year. And it topped Saturday’s high of 82 degrees by 12 degrees.

The overnight low of 69 degrees between Sunday night and Monday morning was 18 degrees higher than normal.

Monday’s forecast calls for partly sunny skies accompanied by showers and thunderstorms, according to the National Weather Service in Boise. The high temperature is expected to dip down to 82 degrees.

By Tuesday, temperatures will be back closer to normal. Tuesday’s high is predicted to reach 72 degrees. For the rest of the week, highs will range from 73 to 81.

There is a chance of showers and thunderstorms throughout the week.