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A wet weekend is on the horizon

Posted at 9:26 AM, Jan 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-18 11:26:06-05

NAMPA, Idaho — Temperatures feel considerably mild for mid-January, with highs approaching uppers 40°’s in the Treasure Valley. Friday we get a glimpse of what this wet weekend will look like across the valley. By late evening expect rain showers and a light breeze that will persist into Sunday. If you have rain boots, have them ready, the Treasure Valley expects to see over an inch of rain come Sunday. In the Magic Valley prepare for gustier winds and rain potentially a rain/ snow mix.

In the Boise and West Central Mountains a Winter Weather Advisory has been put into place until tomorrow. In the East Central Mountains, an Avalanche Advisory that has been in place since Thursday is still in effect. Officials advise people to avoid Solider Mountain and the mountains along Highway 75 near Hailey/Ketchum. Today snow levels lower from 5,000 ft to 4,000 ft but come Saturday will jump up to 7,000 ft. Mountains in the highest elevations can expect up to a foot of snow.

In our extended forecast we show that after our wet weekend, Monday thru Wednesday will bring partly cloudy skies but Thursday we see that sunlight at the end of the gloomy tunnel with clear sunny skies and high of 44 degrees.