Boise temperatures slated to approach, break records this weekend

The Treasure Valley is in the midst of an unusually warm week.

The National Weather Service predicts that from Thursday to Saturday, Boise will see temperatures that rival past records.

“The next three days we're going to be within reach of record temperatures,” said meteorologist Dave Groenert.

The high on Thursday was 77 degrees, two degrees short of the record but far beyond the normal for that date: 60 degrees.

Friday’s high is expected to hit 80 degrees, nearing that day’s record of 82 degrees, set in 1996. On Saturday, the temperature is expected to drop a little to a high of 78 degrees, but that would still beat the record set in 1942 by one degree, according to the National Weather Service.

Come Sunday the temperatures will creep down a bit to 74, well below the record for that date, which is 80 degrees.

Temperatures are expected to cool down to around normal levels next week, with rain and thunderstorms in the forecast Monday and Tuesday, the weather service reports.

Erin Fenner: 208-377-6207, @erinfenner