It was a very cold day in the Treasure Valley with highs in the low 30’s and a north wind that made it feel even colder. With the cold air in place, the stage is set for the next storm to generate snow through much of southern and central Idaho. This storm will likely bring up to a few inches down to the valley floor and just under 10” in the mountains. Here’s how things will shape up this week.
TUESDAY: Look for increasing clouds in the afternoon. The storm will bring snow to the west central mountains and the Long Valley by the evening. Here in the Treasure Valley we could see snow moving in before midnight. Highs will only reach the mid 30’s.
WEDNESDAY: Look for snow around the morning commute. The roads will likely be slick. This will likely begin to taper off in the afternoon but the snow will continue in the mountains.
THURSDAY & FRIDAY: Should be drier but cold with highs in the low 30’s.
SATURDAY: Another storm will bring a chance of snow to the area in the morning. Some flurries could easily carry over into Sunday.
As predicted, the snowpack levels are now above normal through the state. The Boise Basin is now 105%. The Payette Basin is 115% of normal and the Weiser Basin is 136% of normal. Even the Owyhee Basin is 121% of normal. A steady storm will likely continue to raise these number in the next 7-10 days. We’ll be watching!