Following the hottest June ever recorded in Boise weather history, and a record-tying string of 100- degree days that stretched into July, Jay Breidenbach, meteorologist at the National Weather Service, says some of this summer's worst is yet to come.
"[Looking] 30 to 60 days into the future, it looks like the entire Western United States, including all of Idaho, will have above-normal temperatures continuing. Further into the summer, I think we're going to see some more wildfire activity and that could result in some really smoky skies for us," said Breidenbach. "Looking a little further, we need to remember that this will be an El Nino year; that usually means a warmer, drier winter for the northwest. That's not good, especially when you think how dry it was last winter."
Breidenbach says he tries to be optimistic.
"The evenings are sort of nice, aren't they? That's positive."