BOISE, Idaho (CBS 2) — It's hard to believe that we're in the middle of winter when temperatures in the Treasure Valley reached to low 50's Thursday afternoon. A large scale El Nino pattern across the western U.S. has led to above normal temperatures and below average precipitation for our area as we head into the middle of January.
If we look at season snowfall totals for Boise, we're sitting right at 5.0 inches for the 2018-2019 Winter Season. That's 6.7 inches behind an average winter season. Boise will usually see 20 inches of snowfall in a given winter season. Around the 11th of January most years, around 12 inches of snowfall will have been reported.
Right now, the pattern is looking mild and dry through much of the extended forecast. A high pressure ridge setting up over the area will allow for sunny skies and temperatures to remain in the low 40's over the weekend. Computer models are hinting at some changes to the pattern by the middle of next week, but even then, storms will likely be too warm to bring snowfall to the valley. Stay tuned!