BOISE, Idaho (CBS 2) — It's been a quiet week for weather as high pressure has been in place over the state this past week. As we head into the weekend, southwest flow is expected to increase as a series of low pressure systems are expected to move into the region.
The first in our series of storms will arrive late Saturday evening into Sunday morning, bringing a chance of snow showers for the Central Mountains. The most significant snowfall is expected to take place on southwest facing slopes as this in the direction the storm is coming from.
A lull in precipitation is expected Sunday afternoon before another round of active weather returns Sunday evening into Monday morning. The second system is expected to pack a bigger punch in the higher elevations. Heavy snow is likely for areas above 4,000 feet. Early snowfall estimates show that some mountain valleys could see 3-6" of snow by Monday morning, 6-12" or more inches in the West Central and Boise Mountains.
Temperatures could be cold enough to see periods of snow late Sunday into Monday morning across the Treasure Valley. Warmer temperatures throughout the late morning and afternoon will raise snow levels above the valley floor. Either way, the morning commute could be interesting if everything pans out the way models are projecting. We'll be keeping a close eye on these next storms over the weekend.
Active weather will likely continue into next week, temperatures are expected to warm about 10 degrees above average, so any further snow will be limited to the mountain areas.