Hold onto your hats! Strong winds expected in SW Idaho early this week

Windy conditions will develop across southwest Idaho Monday and Tuesday ahead of a dry week (FILE PHOTO)

Don't blow away!! This week will be off to a windy start in the Treasure Valley and parts of southwest Idaho.

A Wind Advisory is in place for the Upper Treasure Valley (which includes Boise and areas east through Mountain Home and Glenns Ferry) from 11 a.m. Monday until 5 p.m. I believe the strongest gusts will hit between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. before the sun starts to go down. After 5 p.m., winds should diminish as the sun sets.

During that advisory time though, winds could gust as high as 45 miles per hour along the I-84 corridor. It will be a 'both hands on the steering wheel' type of day, especially for high profile vehicles traveling on a north-south or south-north highway. In addition, wind will add a bite to the air even though temperatures suggest today will be a relatively mild afternoon.

Today's wind is courtesy of a cold front that rolled through overnight Sunday into early Monday morning across the region. Behind it, we'll see windy conditions Monday and Tuesday due to a tightened pressure gradient developing across the region. After Tuesday, wind speeds should slow, but temperatures will also cool off into the mid 40's for daytime highs. | This week's forecast

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