Record breaking heat is on the way here's what you need to know

Posted at 4:08 AM, Jul 09, 2024

The main story this week will be all about the heat with records being broken across the valley floors. The hottest day for the Treasure Valley looks to be Wednesday, breaking a record of 105 degrees in 2002. If you must be outdoors take shade breaks, and hydrate throughout the day!


Some reminders:
Make sure children/furry friends aren't left in vehicles.
Do not walk your pets in the afternoon with the pavement is hot.
Drink water throughout the day not just when you're thirsty!

Wednesday should be the hottest day this week with temperatures across the valley ranging from 106° to 110°. Again, sunshine will dominate. Boise's all-time record high temp is 111° set in 1960 and 1898 and there is a 30% chance of reaching that all-time high.

Thursday and Friday will not be much different with temps still near 106° to 109° and lots of hazy sunshine. Some late day clouds may pop up in the higher elevations

Smoke will continue to fill the air with this stagnant high pressure ridge in place so the sky will become more hazy. There is also a chance that thunderstorms will pop up late week.

Over the weekend our ridge of high pressure will be to our east allowing more moisture to rotate in from the southwest bringing only a chance of evening storms to higher elevations and possibly in the valley.

An excessive heat WATCH is also in effect from late Friday night through Sunday in Boise.

Stay connected right here for updates on our major heat wave!