Chilly night ahead as temperatures fall below freezing

Posted at 4:20 AM, Apr 17, 2024
and last updated 2024-04-17 20:02:57-04

Happy Wednesday! Strong west-northwest winds are continuing across southern Idaho this afternoon. Twin Falls experienced gusts up to 40mph today. The Treasure Valley is was also very breezy with gusts over 30mph. The wind will gradually diminish overnight.

A dry air mass is moving in following this morning’s frontal passage, leading to a cold overnight. Temperatures will drop into the mid to upper 20s for areas east of Mountain Home, and into the lower 30s for the Treasure Valley, potentially causing a widespread freeze.

There is a possibility of frost again on Friday morning, but temperatures will warm up in the afternoon, reaching the mid-60s. By Saturday, temperatures will climb into the 70s with dry conditions expected. There is a chance of showers, especially in the mountains, Saturday night due to a quick-moving disturbance.

Temperatures will cool down just a bit again into the 60s on Sunday along with a bit of a breeze, followed by a return to the 70s at the beginning of next week. Unsettled weather and cooler temperatures are likely to return by the middle of next week.