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Severe thunderstorm watch through 9pm

Damage reported in Nyssa
Posted at 3:50 AM, Jun 26, 2024

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect through 9:00pm Wednesday for the areas shaded in yellow.
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Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Strong to severe thunderstorms will southwest and central Idaho into this evening. Heavy rain, hail, and damaging wind gusts will be present in any severe storms.

A short wave trough will bring us some active weather today. I'm tracking isolated thunderstorms towards SE Oregon, and the West Central Mountains through the morning, eventually forming scattered thunderstorms through the Magic Valley by late lunch. If you get caught in one of these stronger storms, expect heavy downpour, 40-50 mph wind gusts, with even stronger storms producing near 60 mph.

Due to the heat, gusty winds, and storms areas shaded pink are under a red flag warning today through 9PM. This means that the ingredients for strong wildfires are there. If you see a fire, be sure to report it.

Warnings/advisories

On the bright side, this shortwave trough will give us some nice relief from the dome of high pressure that has been bringing the heat!

Thursday, temperatures will drop by 15 degrees due to a cold front. They will remain on the cooler side through Friday.

The heat will be back with vengeance Saturday.

It's looking like we will be tracking another possibility of showers for Sunday, with some nice relief to kick off the next work week.

If you have any outdoor plans this weekend, your best days are going to be tomorrow or Friday.

Treasure Valley Extended Forecast