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Big storm will weaken as it moves into Idaho

Like spokes on a wheel, bands of moisture will continue to rotate around the center of the low as it approaches. As a result, we’ll continue to see snow in the mountains through about lunch time. (KBOI Photo)

The storm that is on the coast of Oregon and Washington is headed our way. As you look at the satellite image of the storm, you can’t help but think how impressive it looks. Yes, that storm is moving inland and that storm will cross over the Gem State. The only thing is that once the storm gets closer to us it will begin to weaken.

Like spokes on a wheel, bands of moisture will continue to rotate around the center of the low as it approaches. As a result, we’ll continue to see snow in the mountains through about lunch time. The Treasure Valley will see the best chance of showers in the morning. Once the front moves through, drier air will follow. But with this, we’ll see some breaks in the clouds. Any sunshine that does occur will warm the ground. This in turn will release heat into the air which could generate pockets of rain and isolated thunderstorms.

The low pressure center will fall apart this weekend as it moves east. This will give us partly cloudy skies on Saturday and Sunday but temperatures will remain cooler than normal with highs near 40 degrees. The overall pattern will take a break for a while as sunshine will stick around through the middle of next week. By Monday and Tuesday, we’ll see temperatures warming to near 50 degrees. That’s a bit more like normal for this time of the year.

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