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Treasure Valley to heat up over the weekend

Boise is expected to see clear skies through the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.
Boise is expected to see clear skies through the weekend, according to the National Weather Service. efenner@idahostatesman.com

A cold front brought temperatures down below normal in the Treasure Valley Friday, but temperatures are set to rise to above normal by Sunday, according to Troy Lindquist, meteorologist for the National Weather Service.

The high Friday is expected to 74 degrees, which is 10 degrees below the average for this time of year, 84.

“We'll see winds are going to kick up today,” Lindquist said. But, “we don't expect advisory-level winds here in the Treasure Valley.”

Winds will be stronger around Mountain Home, Twin Falls and the Camas Prairie, possibly reaching advisory levels, he said.

That cold front means the air quality in the Treasure Valley could improve by the weekend. There’s no burn ban Friday and though the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality is holding the air quality alert at Yellow, the quality is expected to be at Green by Saturday, said Michael Toole, regional airshed coordinator with DEQ.

But, winds will settle down as temperatures climb over the weekend.

Saturday will still be slightly below normal. The average high temperature for Saturday and Sunday is 85 degrees. The high Saturday is predicted to be 81 degrees. But, by Sunday the temperatures are predicted to jump with a high of 92 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

Erin Fenner: 208-377-6207, @erinfenner

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