NAMPA, Idaho — Last Friday we said goodbye to spring and hello to summer. This week our temperatures reflect the change in season. Our highs for the week hang in the 80s, with the exception of Friday. On Friday, temperatures dip just a bit due to a low-pressure system moving in from the Pacific Northwest late Thursday. This low-pressure system is expected to bring showers into our mountains. But before you dust off all your rain gear, keep in mind that come Saturday temperatures are expected to pick up where they left off.
As a reminder for all you dog walkers out there, these temperatures will feel nice if you're laying poolside, but for your four-legged friend it may cause extreme discomfort if walking on asphalt or concrete during peak hours. A good rule of thumb before taking your pet on a walk is to feel the ground with your bare feet or palm of your hand. If the heat causes any discomfort in 7 seconds, it's too hot for your pooch.
Another reminder that these temperatures can be fatal when leaving pets or children in cars. The temperature inside a vehicle increases significantly in warmer weather.
Tune in to 6 On Your Side tonight at 5 p.m for an updated look at your weekly forecast with Scott Dorval.