Across the West, high pressure has taken control meaning more sunshine lies ahead for the weekend with highs getting close to record breaking territory. Strong but mostly dry cold front will sweep through the area on Sunday dropping our temps back to seasonable levels and bringing in strong winds.

Friday, sunny skies with a few clouds over the Cowboy State. Highs climbing into the 70's and low 80's. A bit of the breeze will work its way in over the afternoon from the southwest at 10-20mph.

Tonight, clear and cool with lows into the 40's. Winds light and variable.

Saturday, abundant sunshine with highs into the low 80's. Many locations will be near or above record highs. Afternoon winds at 10-20 mph., with gusts near 25 mph.

Sunday will be much cooler, with some clouds in the morning, then lots of sunshine. A slight chance of a mountain shower for the northern areas. Highs in the Snake River Plain around 70°. Winds around 25-35mph with higher gusts possible.