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Southern Idaho Weather Forecast

Published: Feb. 22, 2021 at 7:44 AM MST|Updated: Feb. 22, 2021 at 4:53 PM MST
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CHIEF METEOROLOGIST ERIC BRILL – EVENING UPDATE

Monday, February 22, 2021

An incoming cold front is going to bring some pretty big changes to the weather on Tuesday.

The beginning of the work week had some AWESOME weather with it, as it was the warmest day that Southern Idaho has seen in almost three weeks. Unfortunately, it will only last one day, as a cold front will bring some windy weather conditions to the area overnight Monday into Tuesday. Sustained winds during the overnight hours are expected to be in the 15-30 mph range, which means that some gusts will be over 45 mph. The strongest of the winds will likely be occurring between 5 AM and 9 AM. Luckily, those winds will slow down as the rest of Tuesday continues onward, but breezy/windy weather conditions will be around for most of the day.

This cold front will also bring around some shower activity as well, but the winds and drop in temperatures will ultimately be the headline grabbers. I anticipate that most towns and cities will likely see under a half inch of snow through that of even Thursday evening, so the precipitation really isn’t the big issue. An overall better chance of showers is within the forecast for Friday and Saturday, thanks to yet another cold front. That give cold front will also have some pretty windy weather conditions within it as well, and temperatures will likely only reach the middle to upper 30s for Friday, as well as the upcoming weekend. Those are the anticipated highs in the Magic Valley and Mini-Cassia Region, while the Wood River Valley will only reach the upper 20s and lower 30s.

As far as precipitation is concern for Friday and Saturday, the higher elevation locations will naturally have the best opportunity to see more snow showers than that of the lower elevation areas. Even then, I do not anticipate any real big snow totals for that given time frame, but that is also a few days out, and many things can (and will) change between now-and-then.

The end of February and beginning of March will start off with some below average temperatures, but mostly sunny to sunny skies are in the forecast as well.

Hopefully you enjoyed the nice weather to kick the work week off! Monday was the nicest day of weather that we will see all work week, and it is possible that it was the nicest day of the next seven. Try to not blow away from the wind on Tuesday morning!!

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MONDAY NIGHT (February 22, 2021)

MAGIC VALLEY: Partly to mostly cloudy skies with a chance of snow and/or rain showers after 5 AM. Windy weather is expected as well, especially late at night. Low: 32. Winds: Southwest to West 15-30 mph.

WOOD RIVER VALLEY: Partly to mostly cloudy skies with some scattered snow showers around, especially after 3 AM. Breezy weather is expected as well. Low: 22. Winds: West 5-20 mph.

TUESDAY (February 23rd)

MAGIC VALLEY: A chance of snow and rain showers prior to 9 AM, followed by mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies. Breezy/windy weather conditions are expected, but the wind will slow down as the day continues along. High: 42. Winds: West 15-30 mph.

WOOD RIVER VALLEY: Isolated snow showers are possible prior to 8 AM, followed by partly cloudy skies. Breezy/windy weather is expected as well, especially south of Highway 20. High: 35. Winds: West 5-20 mph.

TUESDAY NIGHT:

MAGIC VALLEY: Partly to mostly cloudy skies. Low: 25. Winds: Southwest to west 5-15 mph.

WOOD RIVER VALLEY: Partly to mostly cloudy skies with a slight chance of a snow shower. Low: 13. Winds: West to Northwest 5-15 mph.

WEDNESDAY (February 24th)

MAGIC VALLEY: Partly sunny skies with a chance of rain and/or snow showers around, especially within the South Hills. It will be a little bit breezy as well. High: 37. Low: 21. WOOD RIVER VALLEY: Partly cloudy skies with a chance of snow shower. Very minor snow accumulations are expected. High: 30. Low: 11.

THURSDAY (February 25th)

MAGIC VALLEY: Mostly cloudy skies with a slight chance of a snow shower, especially during the PM hours. High: 40. Low: 26. WOOD RIVER VALLEY: Mostly cloudy skies with some isolated snow showers, especially during the PM hours. High: 29. Low: 13.

FRIDAY (February 26th)

MAGIC VALLEY: Mostly cloudy skies with some scattered rain and/or snow showers around. It will be windy as well. High: 39. Low: 24. WOOD RIVER VALLEY: Mostly cloudy skies with some scattered snow showers around. It will be breezy as well. High: 29. Low: 12.

SATURDAY (February 27th)

MAGIC VALLEY: Partly sunny skies with a chance of rain and/or snow showers around, especially within the South Hills. High: 36. Low: 21. WOOD RIVER VALLEY: Partly sunny skies with some isolated snow showers around. High: 30. Low: 10.

SUNDAY (February 28th)

MAGIC VALLEY: Mostly sunny skies. High: 37. Low: 21. WOOD RIVER VALLEY: Mostly sunny skies. High: 32. Low: 14.

MONDAY (March 1st)

MAGIC VALLEY: Mostly sunny skies. High: 41. WOOD RIVER VALLEY: Sunny skies. High: 35.

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