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Southern Idaho Weather Forecast

Published: Feb. 23, 2021 at 7:46 AM MST|Updated: Feb. 23, 2021 at 5:03 PM MST
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CHIEF METEOROLOGIST ERIC BRILL – EVENING UPDATE

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Well, the middle of winter reality is back in Southern Idaho after a cold front rolled through the area early on Tuesday morning. Temperatures are expected to be below average for both high and low temperatures MUCH more often than not for the next week. Afternoon high temperatures may be able to climb into the middle 40s (Magic Valley and Mini-Cassia Region) and middle 30s (Wood River Valley) by next Tuesday, but even then, that is about 5° below average. Temperatures are not going to really have the ability to rebound day-by-day thanks to a series of cold fronts and upper-level disturbances that won’t allow a warm-up.

Over the past few weeks, Southern Idaho has been lucky to have the clouds around at night, and that has helped keep overnight low temperatures up a bit. Unfortunately, there will be less cloud coverage overhead through the end of the month and beginning of March, which is going to result in some colder nights as well. Within the Magic Valley and Mini-Cassia Region, lower 20s and upper teens are expected more often than not over the next week, while the Wood River Valley can expect upper single digits and lower double digits. As noted above, temperatures will try to climb back up by the middle and end of next week, but a lot of things can change between now-and-then.

As far as precipitation chances go, there will be a few snow showers around overnight Tuesday through Wednesday. The best chance of seeing some accumulating snow will be down in the South Hills, in which there could be some pockets of 3-4″ snow totals. That isn’t exactly a tremendous amount for that part of Southern Idaho, but it is better than nothing!

The next chance of snow/rain will be late Thursday through Saturday. This given cold front will have a fair amount of cold air to work with, which means that the majority of the precipitation is expected to be snow. Higher elevation locations within the Wood River Valley and into the South Hills could pick-up in the neighborhood of 6-8″ of snow, but the mountain towns/cities will likely see 3″ of snow or less. I do not anticipate anything more than an inch for the Magic Valley and Mini-Cassia Region for snow totals as of this time. It is worthwhile to note that the winds are going to pick back up for Friday and linger into Saturday as well.

Sunday and early next week will start the trend of some nicer weather, but temperatures will take some time to really climb back to near average values.

Stay warm over the next week! We are in that stretch of the year that you can’t wait for the spring, and we aren’t too far away from it!

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TUESDAY NIGHT (February 23, 2021)

MAGIC VALLEY: Partly to mostly cloudy skies with a chance of snow showers. Less than an inch of snow is expected for most towns/cities/areas. Low: 25. Winds: Southwest 5-15 mph.

WOOD RIVER VALLEY: Partly to mostly cloudy skies with some isolated snow showers around. Low: 13. Winds: Northwest 5-10 mph.

WEDNESDAY (February 24th)

MAGIC VALLEY: Partly sunny skies with a slight chance of a snow shower in the lower elevation locations, while some scattered snow showers are expected within the South Hills. Up to 3″ of snow is possible within the South Hills. High: 36. Winds: West to Northwest 5-25 mph.

WOOD RIVER VALLEY: Partly cloudy skies with some isolated snow showers around. Less than an inch of total snow accumulation is expected. High: 30. Winds: North to West 5-15 mph.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT:

MAGIC VALLEY: A slight chance of a snow shower, followed by mostly clear skies. Low: 20. Winds: Southwest 5-15 mph.

WOOD RIVER VALLEY: A slight chance of a snow shower early in the evening, followed by clear skies. Low: 9. Winds: North to Northwest 5-10 mph.

THURSDAY (February 25th)

MAGIC VALLEY: Mostly cloudy skies with a slight chance of a snow shower, especially during the PM hours. High: 42. Low: 27. 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: 30. Low: 11.

SATURDAY (February 27th)

MAGIC VALLEY: Partly sunny skies with a chance of rain and/or snow showers around, especially within the South Hills. Breezy weather is expected as well. High: 36. Low: 20. WOOD RIVER VALLEY: Mostly cloudy skies with some isolated snow showers around. High: 29. Low: 9.

SUNDAY (February 28th)

MAGIC VALLEY: Partly cloudy skies. High: 38. Low: 21. WOOD RIVER VALLEY: Partly cloudy skies. High: 31. Low: 14.

MONDAY (March 1st)

MAGIC VALLEY: Mostly sunny skies. It could be a little bit breezy late in the day as well. High: 43. Low: 25. WOOD RIVER VALLEY: Partly cloudy skies. High: 34. Low: 17.

TUESDAY (March 2nd)

MAGIC VALLEY: Mainly sunny skies. It could be a little bit breezy early in the day as well. High: 45. WOOD RIVER VALLEY: Mostly sunny skies. High: 36.

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