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The makings for a snowy weekend are coming together

The other ingredients include a Pacific front that will move in on Saturday. This will be followed by a Canadian low that will move in on Sunday.

I think most of us will agree it was a cold day! The high in Boise was 33 degrees. That was 9 degrees below the average. Plus, the 20 mph north winds didn’t help much. The cold air is locked in place for now and that is one of the key ingredients that will set the stage for the weekend snow. The other ingredients include a Pacific front that will move in on Saturday. This will be followed by a Canadian low that will move in on Sunday. Here’s how things will play out.

THURSDAY: Look for mostly sunny skies with highs in the low 30’s.

FRIDAY: We’ll see increasing clouds with a chance of mountain snow. Highs will remain in the 30’s.

SATURDAY: Look for some snow showers to move in. Due to the cold air in place, any precipitation that does fall will likely be snow all the way down to the valley floor. This will impact travel in most directions from the Magic Valley west into Washington, Oregon, Nevada and Northern California.

SUNDAY: We’ll likely see periods of snow as the colder low moves in from Canada. This will reinforce the cold temperatures across much of the region.

While it’s too early to pinpoint how much snow we could see, please note that this will likely become a winter driving scenario for much of the Great Basin and Northwest part of the country. Travel plans would be best done by the end of the day Friday. We’ll be watching.

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