Updated Tuesday June 18, 2013 7:54 p.m. MDT
VIN CROSBY -CHIEF METEOROLOGIST
A BLOWING DUST ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT FROM MOUNTAIN HOME EAST DOWN TO THE MAGIC VALLEY
The gust front picked up steam rolling down the Treasure Valley. The peak wind gust at the Boise Airport was 46 mph. Just recently a gust of 58 mph was recorded at the AFB in Mountain Home! Sustained winds will be in the 20 to 30 mph range for the next half hour and then diminish some as the sun startes to set. This wind was from thunderstorms earlier in the day in eastern Oregon. The gust of wind or outflow from the thunderstorm rolled down the Treasure Valley and increased with speed as the warm air started to get turned over in the atmosphere. Then it takes on a snowball effect.
Previous update: A gust front from the storms in eastern Oregon is rolling down the Treasure Valley. Winds have been reported in the 25 to 35 mph range. It will kick up allot of dust but at this point we're not looking at any major damage. Light damage is possible. It should be through Boise by or a around 7.
Previous update: A major change is coming to the Gem state over the next 24 hours. Scattered showers and storms are going to be around this afternoon in east Oregon. This could send a gust of wind down the Treasure Valley late this afternoon and early in the evening hours. Temperatures will be in the mid to upper 80s.
Tonight scattered showers and storms will form overnight still keeping the chance for high winds in play overnight. Temperatures will fall into the 50s.
Tomorrow numerous showers and storms will be around with strong gusty winds and small hail. Temperatures will be only in the 60s for highs.
Showers and storms will be in the mountains with much cooler temperatures on Wednesday. Numerous showers will be around through Friday.
We'll stay cool in the Treasure Valley through Friday with highs in the 60s to low 70s. This weekend looks great again. Highs will be in the low to mid 80s with mostly sunny skies.
Partly sunny skies with highs in the mid 80s for Monday and Tuesday.