The Treasure Valley has seen temperatures well over the average, but things will cool down Saturday — bringing temperatures closer to normal and possibly pushing out smoke, according to the National Weather Service.
The temperature since Tuesday has averaged about 10 degrees above normal and the Boise area is about a week past the average first freeze date. It will stay warmer than normal up until Saturday, with a predicted high of 79 Thursday and 81 Friday, said meteorologist Valerie Mills.
Saturday will bring a chance of precipitation starting in the afternoon and a predicted high of 69 degrees. Sunday should be in the low 60s with a slight chance of showers, Mills said.
This could also have a positive effect on air quality conditions, Mills said.
“The weather pattern would be favorable for mixing some of the smoke up and transporting it away,” she said. “Of course, if we get any precipitation, that could help too.”
But, just as soon as things cool down, they could warm up again, Mills said.
“If you're waiting for a freeze, you're going to have to wait longer than 7 days,” she said.
Monday and Tuesday’s highs could be in the 70s, she said.