DAILY FORECAST: Sun, light winds and continued flood watch
IDAHO FALLS — The potential for flooding across eastern Idaho continues for Sunday, March 12.
Emergency management teams report minor flooding southwest of Roberts with water flowing and/or standing on roads. A section of Jefferson County is under a flood advisory, which means significant flooding is imminent or already occurring. Flooding will remain over mainly rural areas of south central Jefferson County, according to the National Weather Service.
The rest of eastern and central Idaho is under a flood watch through midday Monday due to continued high temperatures in the upper 40s and 50s, which is causing rapid snow melt. Some minor flooding is being reported in low-lying areas and near homes in various parts of eastern Idaho.
The following cities are under the flood watch: Burley, Rupert, Heyburn, St. Anthony, Ashton, Island Park, Driggs, Victor, Idaho Falls, Rexburg, Pocatello, Malad City, Oakley, Rockland, Henry, Soda Springs, Downey, Lava Hot Springs, Preston, Montpelier, Hailey, Ketchum, Bellevue, Arco, Challis, and Mackay.
No major road closures are being reported as of 8 a.m. Saturday.
Idaho Falls and Rexburg
The Rexburg and Idaho Falls areas will be mostly sunny on Sunday with a slight chance of rain in the morning. Highs of 42 to 49 are expected with southwest winds of up to 10 mph. During the night clouds will roll in with patchy fog after midnight. Lows of 27 to 34 are expected with continued winds.
Pocatello and Blackfoot
It’ll be partly sunny Sunday with highs of 44 to 54 degrees. Southwest winds of 10 to 15 mph are expected. At night it’ll be mostly cloudy with patchy fog after midnight. Lows of 27 to 35 are expected with continued wind.
St. Anthony, Ashton, Island Park, Driggs, and Victor
The Upper Valley and Teton Valley will be partly sunny Sunday with a slight chance of snow in the morning. Highs of 39 to 46 are expected. Clouds will roll in at night with patchy fog after midnight. Lows of 25 to 32 are expected.
Arco, Challis, and Mackay
It’ll be mostly sunny throughout Sunday with temperatures between 39 and 48 degrees during the day. Skies are expected to be mostly clear during the night with lows of 25 to 32 degrees.
Henry, Soda Springs, Downey, and Lava Hot Springs
The area will be mostly cloudy with a slight chance of snow in the morning. Temperatures between 41 to 51 degrees are expected. It’ll remain cloudy at night with lows of 24 to 33 degrees.