DAILY FORECAST: Sunny and dry — so go outside!
IDAHO FALLS — If you’ve got yard work to do — this is the day to do it. The National Weather Service reports Saturday, April 22, will be the last full dry day for at least a week.
The dry weather is helping with flood conditions on the Portneuf River. The river is still more than a foot above flood stage at 9.9 feet and minor flooding is occurring along its banks. However, water levels are expected to decrease to 9.7 feet by Sunday morning.
A flood advisory is still in effect for the Bear River in Bear Lake County. The river, and surrounding streams remain elevated and are slightly above their banks from Montpelier to the Wyoming State Line. Some minor field and dirt road flooding is occurring near Pegram and Dingle.
No major road closures have been 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 can expect lots of sun today with highs of 55 to 62 degrees and northwest winds of 10 mph. Some clouds will roll in at night with a 20 percent chance of rain, lows of 37 to 44 degrees and increasing winds.
Pocatello and Blackfoot
The Lower Snake River Plain will be sunny today with highs of 56 to 63 degrees. It’ll also be breezy with east winds of up to 10 mph. It’ll be partly cloudy at night with a 20 percent chance of rain, lows of 38 to 45 degrees and increasing winds.
St. Anthony, Ashton, Island Park, Driggs and Victor
The Upper Snake Highlands will be sunny today with highs of 52 to 59 degrees. It’ll be partly cloudy at night with lows of 32 to 39 degrees.
Arco, Challis and Mackay
The Lost Rivers area will see clear skies and lots of sun with highs of 52 to 62 degrees. It’ll stay clear in the evening with a slight chance of rain or snow and lows of 35 to 42 degrees.
Henry, Soda Springs, Downey and Lava Hot Springs
The Caribou Highlands will be sunny today with highs of 53 to 60 degrees. It’ll be mostly clear at night with lows of 33 to 40 degrees.