Storm End Of The Week & Another East Coast Storm
Hope everyone had a great start to the weekend. It was pretty nice across the area with mostly sunny skies and mild temperatures. Temperatures should continue to warm as we head into Sunday, Monday and even Tuesday with high temperatures climbing into the middle to upper 60's!
By early Thursday morning the weather pattern begins to change as a low pressure system begins to develop and strengthen over portions of Northern Nevada and Southwestern Idaho. A surge of moisture will help showers develop by Thursday afternoon across portions of the Wood River Valley and across the higher elevations and Mountains.
As the storm strengthens Thursday afternoon and evening, rain showers will be likely across the entire viewing area including here in Twin Falls.
As moisture lingers on Friday, temperatures drop as a very cold airmass dives South out of Canda into much of the Pacific Northwest including right here in Idaho. Here is a look at what one of forecast models is showing for temperatures come Friday Morning.
Temperatures will bottom out in the 20's and lower 30's in a lot of area. That means that rain will begin to mix with snow here in the Valleys and change to all snow in the Mountains. Our forecast models show by Friday afternoon and evening the primary precipitation type across the entire area wil be snow as much colder air continues to move into the area.
As if snow in the forecast wasn't bad enough, there are signs that we could see the coldest air of the season by the week of November 11th. A very strong low pressure system will develop across the Northern Plains the 9th and 10th and will spark a major severe weather outbreak from portions of Minnesota all the way to the Gulf of Mexico next weekend. As the low moves Northeast, it will drag down brutally cold air into much of the Western United States including right here in Idaho.
Here's a look at projected low temperatures for next Sunday Morning on one of our forecast models. Temperatures could fall into the teens in the valleys and close to 0 in the Mountains! We will be watching that closely and will have updates over the next several days.
Outside of our local weather, the other big story is that another significant storm could impact the Northeast this week. A strong Nor'easter or Coastal storm is expected to develop off the Coast of North Carolina on Tuesday. As this low moves North it will strengthen fairly rapidly as it approaches New Jersey and New York.
High winds, heavy rain and flooding and high waves and storm surge could batter the same areas that got hit by Hurricane Sandy this Wednesday and Thursday.
Tune in to FOX 14's News at 9 and KMVT News at 10 for all of the latest weather information.
Have a great rest of your weekend - Brandon