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The winds of change are blowing

The high pressure center that has kept us warm and dry is going to move west in the days to come. (KBOI Photo)

Just when you thought winter was done…Mother Nature is going to show that she still has a couple of tricks up her sleeve. Here’s what is going to happen. The high pressure center that has kept us warm and dry is going to move west in the days to come. This is going to allow the storm track to move over the top of the high, pick up storms in the Gulf of Alaska and drag those storms into the northwest and Idaho.

The first of the weather makers will move into the area Wednesday. This will either generate a rain/snow mix for the Treasure Valley, or, it could be all snow! This will also bring snow to our mountains and help to build up our snowpack. We could even see some accumulation on the valley floor especially on the grassy areas.

The storm will quickly move out of the area on Thursday. Friday looks nice as well. But the computer models are indicating that yet, another storm will move into the region late Saturday and Sunday. This storm also has the potential to be a rain/snow maker for the Treasure Valley and we would see snow the mountains. But, the weekend storm is still several days away so we’ll have to see how it plays out.

While neither of these storms looks to peg the needle on the storm-o-meter, it at least beats having persistent high pressure blocking everything in sight. Oh, and don’t forget, March is just around the corner. This is typically a very active month for storms in the Rockies.

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