Updated Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.
DENI HAWKINS - WEATHERCASTER
...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM MDT /2 PM PDT/ THIS AFTERNOON TO MIDNIGHT MDT /11 PM PDT/ TONIGHT FOR LIGHTNING FOR NORTHERN BOISE BLM...WESTERN PAYETTE NATIONAL FOREST... TREASURE VALLEY BLM...OWYHEE MOUNTAINS...BURNS BLM...VALE BLM AND BAKER VALLEY... * THUNDERSTORMS...SCATTERED STORMS FROM MID-AFTERNOON THROUGH MIDNIGHT MDT / 11 PM PDT / * OUTFLOW WINDS...GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH ARE POSSIBLE WITH THE STRONGER STORMS...BUT GENERALLY GUSTS WILL BE 30 TO 50 MPH.
There's a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms this evening in the area. Most of the activity will focus in eastern Oregon and in west Idaho near the Idaho/Oregon border, however we could see an isolated storm move through the Treasure Valley.
Some storms have the potential to be strong, and could carry gusty winds, small hail, heavy rain and abundant lightning along with them through tonight. Isolated showers and storms could linger around overnight.
Tomorrow, skies will clear for a mostly sunny afternoon with highs in the low to mid 90s. It will be breezy in the evening, and Thursday will be much cooler with highs around 79. Cool air will push the last of the moisture from our area, and we will see dry and warming conditions through the weekend. Highs this weekend will be in the mid to upper 90s, and it will be 100 on Monday.