Tonight skies will be mostly cloudy to cloudy connditions and remain dry, but there is a chance of a shower in the valley and in the higher elevations. Temperatures will be cooler throughout the valley dropping into the lower 30's in the Magic Valley and in the lower 20's in the mountains.
This weekend another wave of moisture moves through the area. Waking up conditions will remain dry. During the afternoon hours is when showers move into southern Idaho. Moslty rain showers but some locations in the valley could see the mix of rain and snow. Snow showers throughout the mountains. Locations above 7000 feet could see accumulations between 6 to 12 inches of snow. Sunday will be another wet day. Rain showers in the the Magic Valley since temperatures will be in the mid to lower 50's and snow showers in the mountains. Winds will be breezy to windy at times with sustained winds between 20 to 25 mph.Chance of showers starting off the work week and temperatures will remain mild throughout the day.
Can we expect a white Christmas? Models are starting to come into agreement. They at least agree that we will see a storm system moving through the region Christmas Eve night into Christmas Day, what they don’t agree on is how cold temperatures will be and how much if any snow we will get. Until we get all of the details in place we are giving the odds of a white Christmas in the valleys at 30%.
Updated Friday December 19th 6:30 p.m. MT - Weathercaster Stephanie Mead
Your Weather Authority Forecast:
TONIGHT: Slight chance of rain and snow showers before midnight.
LOW: 33 (Mountains: 20)
SATURDAY: Mostly cloudy, chance of rain showers in the valley and rain and snow showers in the mountains.
HIGH: 44 (Mountains: 38)
SATURDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy, rain showers in the valley and rain and snow showers in the mountains.
LOW: 39 (Mountains: 27)
SUNDAY: Rain showers in the valley and rain and snow showers in the mountains. HIGH: 49(Mountains: 41)
MONDAY: Mostly cloudy, chance of showers.
HIGH: 52 (Mountains: 43)
TUESDAY: Partly sunny and mild.
HIGH: 46 (Mountains: 38)
CHRISTMAS EVE (WEDNESDAY): Clouds and sun chance of afternoon evening rain and possible snow and breezy.
HIGH: 41 (Mountains: 37)