Treasure Valley to cool this week, with 90-degree days ahead

After two days of hundred-degree temperatures, the Treasure Valley is likely to be slightly below average this week, National Weather Service meteorologist Stephen Parker said Sunday. Highs are projected to hover around 90 degrees through Aug. 9.

Saturday’s and Sunday’s heat was due to a strong, upper-level ridge that settled in above the Valley, Parker said. Monday, another weather system is expected to move up from the south, bringing more clouds and dropping the temperature. A separate system from the northwest later in the week will be enough to keep temperatures slightly cooler, he said.

Despite the clouds, no storms are likely in the Valley, he said. “I imagine people will see a shower or storm (Monday) in the distance.”