Temperatures to dip down in the Treasure Valley

Boise broke a heat record Thursday when it hit a high of 106 degrees, but the upcoming week will cool off, according to the National Weather Service.

The previous record for Aug. 13 was recorded at 104 degrees in 1963. The normal high temperature for that day runs around 91 degrees, said National Weather Service meteorologist Joel Tannenholz.

That high temperature is still not the highest temperature of the summer, which was 110 on June 28. June broke records this year when a heat wave sunk the Treasure Valley in triple-digit temperatures. The highest recorded temperature for Boise in recorded history was 111, documented last in 1960, Tannenholz said.

The upcoming week will not likely break any heat records. Temperatures are dipping down into the mid-80s, which much closer matches the normal highs for this time of year, Tannenholz said.

The smoke coming in from Idaho and Oregon fires is also playing a roll in keeping things cool, since particulate matter is fending off heat from the sun’s rays, Tannenholz said.

It also brought about an escalation in the air quality, bumping it up to orange, according to the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality. Residents of Ada and Canyon counties are prohibited from burning inside or outside. Anyone who is sensitive to smoke should stay indoors and everyone else should limit their outside activity, according to DEQ.

No precipitation or thunderstorms are predicted for the upcoming week. Residents can expect a high of 86 Sunday with a low of 57. Monday will bring a high of 87 and a low of 56, according to the National Weather Service.