Wind cranks up with nearby storm for the holiday weekend

Treasure Valley Extended Forecast
Posted at 3:57 AM, Mar 29, 2024
and last updated 2024-03-29 19:25:43-04

Expect widely scattered showers continuing for the southern Highlands and Malheur county through sunset, with snow levels around 4000-5000 feet. The rest of the area will stay mostly dry and cool, with temperatures dropping back into the 40s.

As a broad area of low pressure strengthens over California, some of that energy will head northeast through northern Nevada and Utah on Friday night into Saturday. This will bring clouds and showers to the Magic Valley and far southern Idaho from Saturday night into Easter Sunday. The precipitation could reach as far northwest as Mountain Home and Camas Prairie. Gusty winds will be the primary impact for the Treasure Valley.

The Magic Valley can expect a quarter to half an inch of rain, with 4-10 inches of snow above 5000 feet and up to a foot for the higher peaks. In the Treasure Valley, a brisk northwest breeze with gusts up to 40mph is expected on Easter Sunday. High temperatures will be near average in the upper 50s to around 60° throughout the weekend.

Next week, a high pressure ridge will bring a surge of warm air by Tuesday and Wednesday, with temperatures reaching the mid to upper 70s in the Treasure Valley. However, this warm up will be short-lived as low pressure redevelops across the West, bringing a return to cool and unsettled conditions into the following weekend.

Treasure Valley Extended Forecast