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Tracking severe storms this evening, what you need to know

Posted at 4:10 AM, May 28, 2024

We are tracking a disturbance moving inland carrying a band of moisture with it, and the warming temperatures are only going to aid the development of storms. By the afternoon, thunderstorms will scatter across the higher terrain followed by the valley floors. It's possible for these storms to grow severe by evening.

As of 6:22 pm, there are two Severe Thunderstorm Warnings across southwest Idaho. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect for northwest Canyon County until 6:30pm with the potential for gusts over 60mph and 1 inch diameter hail. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect for northwestern Ada County, West central Boise county, and south central Gem county as a severe thunderstorm is tracking north at 35mph along Highway 55 near Horseshoe Bend. Some strong storms have been moving through the central mountains and this will continue there until midnight. Some localized flooding is likely to occur under the heaviest downpours. Some storms will bring wind gusts to 60 mph, heavy downpours, and hail. Blowing dust is possible as some storms approach.

Treasure Valley Dayplanner

Please remain weather aware today, especially if you are traveling back from the long weekend. There is a marginal risk for severe storms from Boise to eastern Oregon north through most of central Idaho.

Severe Weather Outlook

Wednesday will be much cooler after a cold front crosses the area with an afternoon high only near 70° and a breeze of 10-18 mph from the northwest. It will be bright and sunny.

Thursday will still be a little bit breezy and it will be a cooler morning with lows in the low-40s and an afternoon high once again around 70° with lots of sunshine.

Friday is my pick day of next week with a high of 78°, lots of sunshine and light wind.

This coming weekend looks warm with a mix of sunshine and some clouds with temps ranging from 80°-83°.

Stay connected right here for updates to my extended forecast!