The gusty winds and rain showers weve seen this afternoon should subside for the most part by late this evening. Weve seen gust as strong as 40 mph today in southern Idaho, and the Wind Advisory we had in effect for Cassia, Minidoka, Lincoln, and Jerome County was pulled at 8 p.m. Our highs for the day were in the 40s for both the Magic Valley and Wood River Valley, so weve seen mostly rain showers. As a cold front will cause temps to dip below freezing overnight, it looks like the only chance for snow this evening will be in the areas of higher elevation where to 2 inches in new snow accumulation is possible. Presidents Day in southern Idaho looks to be mostly sunny in the Magic Valley, and partly sunny in the Wood River Valley with a slight chance of p.m. snow showers. There will be breezy conditions across the regions as well, as sustained winds are expected to be between 10 25 mph. Theres a slight chance we could some isolated precipitation roll across southern Twin Falls County, but for the most part it looks like well be dry. Highs tomorrow will be cooler, in the mid to upper 30s in the Magic Valley and mid to upper 20s in the Wood River Valley. Temperatures looks to be cooler for the next couple of days, however well warm up by about mid-week and it looks like were in for mostly sunny skies through the weekend.
Suzanne Hawkins had served on the city council for 8 years, before being voted in as the new mayor in January
A winter storm this weekend is expected to bring valley and mountain snow through Monday. It looks like we very likely could see some precipitation in the form of snow showers as early as tonight in the Wood River Valley and precipitation in the form of rain/snow showers in the Magic Valley as early as tonight. But it looks like the bulk of this system should make its way through starting early tomorrow morning. While in the lower elevations it looks like things will be too warm to see any snowfall you can expect anywhere from 2-6 inches above 4,000 ft, and 6-12 above 5,5000 feet. At the moment we have a Winter Weather Advisory in effect for northern Blaine and Camas County until 3 p.m. Sunday. Wind gust up to 40 mph are expected here, which coupled with any snowfall, could create blowing snow and create some visibility issues on roads. Most of the rain and snow associated with this system should taper off Sunday evening. However, a cold front will immediately follow the system and you can expect gusty winds and cooler temperatures as a result. Overall, expect rain showers for your Sunday in the Magic Valley with breezy winds between 10-25 mph and high temperature of 46 degrees. In the Wood River Valley, expect a chance of snow showers with gradual clearing skies, and breezy conditions with gust as high as 20 mph for your Sunday.
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