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A third day of highs in 90s for Boise? Yes, but it will cool off Monday night

Boise got a little taste of summer heat this weekend, with highs of 91 on Saturday and 93 on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. That’s about 20 degrees above normal.

A record was set Sunday morning: The overnight low was 63 degrees, the warmest overnight low ever for this day.

Monday will be warm too — with a projected high of 90 — but a cold front coming from the west will knock temperatures to the 70s Monday night.

High winds will accompany the cold front Monday night, and the Weather Service issued an advisory about wind gusts up to 45 mph for 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

A Weather Service meteorologist said it’s typical for Boise to see a couple of days in the 90s in May. But in the first two weeks of the month, we’re running about 6 degrees above normal for the average monthly temperature.

Lack of precipitation has Boise running about 3 inches behind in the water year. So far, just 5.85 inches of precipitation has been recorded since October.

Didn’t feel like 90s this weekend? That could be because the humidity was very low — 9 percent Saturday, 12 percent Sunday.

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