I don't know about you, but whenever I picture spring this is what I envision:
When in reality this is probably a little more what spring looks like here in Southern idaho:
Spring officially starts Wednesday at 5:02 a.m. and right on cue we can expect rainy and windy conditions.
We're watching an impressive area of low pressure in the Pacific right now that is headed our way Wednesday. Here is what it looks like on radar:
We will see cloudy skies tomorrow ahead of this system with milder highs in the 50s and 60s. Chances for precipitation start late Tuesday into early Wednesday morning as a warm front swings through. Steady rain is expected in the valleys between midnight and 9 a.m. and then the precipitation becomes more scattered. Expect wet morning commutes on Wednesday.
In terms of rain it looks like most valley locations will see between .15" - .3" out of this system. Snow is expected mainly in Blaine, Camas Minidoka and Lincoln Counties. Between 2-4" are possible in those spots with some of the higher peaks seeing a possible 6" of accumulation.
A cold front then swings through the area Wednesday evening into Thursday morning. A little squall line could develop along this front with some embedded thunderstorms possible. However, the cold front will be less about precipitation and more about the wind. The wind will really pick up late Wednesday and it will stay windy into most of the day Thursday. We can expect winds between 30-50 mph on Thursday.
The good news is that it will be mostly sunny on Thursday. The bad news is that it will be much colder with an expected high of only 48 in Twin Falls.
At this point the weekend doesn't look too bad. Models are disagreeing a bit as to what will happen but it looks like most of the weekend will be dry and warmer. A shortwave could put chances for scattered showers into the Saturday forecast but Sunday looks nice with sunny skies and a high around 60 degrees in Twin. In fact.. you could say Sunday looks very spring-like.
On that note I'll leave you with this picture:
Meteorologist, Nick Kosir