DAILY FORECAST: Sunny and breezy today
IDAHO FALLS — The flood watch, which eastern Idaho has been under for several weeks, has been lifted. So far, Saturday, April 1 looks to be a beautiful day in eastern Idaho.
That being said — there are still a couple areas under flood warnings or advisories.
The Bear River in Bear Lake County has dropped to 8.6 feet. Some minor flooding is occurring along its banks, but the river is expected to fall below flood stage by Saturday night.
High flows continue to impact Pegram, Dingle, Ovid, Saint Charles and Fish Haven. Widespread flooding across fields and low lying areas continues and numerous flooded basements across the area have been reported. Roads near Pegram also have been damaged by water flowing over the road.
The Portneuf River in Pocatello is measuring at 8.8 feet and minor flooding is still occurring along its banks. The river will continue to fluctuate between 8.6 and 9.4 feet through April 6.
Minor flooding is occurring in the Chesterfield and Pebble area. Water from the Portneuf River and King Creek are spilling into nearby fields. At this time, roads and homes are not affected.
Minor flooding also is occurring below the Monida Dam in Franklin County due to snow melt, rain and runoff. The advisory is in effect until midday Monday. The following communities will be effected: Preston, Franklin, Weston, Whitney and Riverdale.
No major road closures are being reported as of 8 a.m. Saturday.
Construction on northbound Interstate 15 between exit 72 (Chubbuck) and exit 80 (Fort Hall) has been reduced to one lane due to bridge maintenance. Expect delays and reduced speed of 65 mph through May 12.
Idaho Falls, Rigby and Rexburg
The Upper Snake River Plain will be sunny today with highs of 46 to 56 degrees and northwest winds of 10 mph. Clouds will move in at night with a 40 percent chance of rain after midnight. Lows of 30 to 37 degrees are expected with increasing southwest winds of 10 to 15 mph.
Pocatello and Blackfoot
The Lower Snake River Plain looks to be sunny today with highs of 47 to 54 degrees and west winds of 10 to 15 mph. At night it will be partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain after midnight. Lows of 31 to 38 degrees are expected with continued winds.
St. Anthony, Ashton, Island Park, Driggs and Victor
The Upper Valley and Teton Valley will be sunny today with highs of 44 to 52 degrees. It’ll be mostly cloudy at night with a chance of rain and snow after midnight. Lows of 27 to 34 are expected.
Arco, Challis and Mackay
The Lost River area will be sunny today with highs of 45 to 55 degrees. Cloudy at night with a slight chance for rain or snow after midnight. Lows of 27 to 34 degrees are expected.
Henry, Soda Springs, Downey and Lava Hot Springs
The Caribou Highlands will sunny today with highs of 43 to 53 degrees. It’ll be partly cloudy at night with a slight chance of rain and snow after midnight. Lows of 26 to 34 degrees are expected.