DAILY FORECAST: Flood conditions improving in east Idaho

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0  Updated at 7:50 am, June 19th, 2017 By: Nate Sunderland, EastIdahoNews.com
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High water flows at Shoshone Falls | Courtesy Steve Stuebner

IDAHO FALLS — It’s going to be warm and sunny for Monday, June 19. The only severe weather alert is the continued flooding danger on central and east Idaho’s major waterways.

But things are improving.

FLOODING

A flood warning remains in effect in central Idaho for Butte, Custer and Blaine counties due to significant snow melt.

As a result some flooding is expected to continue in the following locations:

  • Valley Creek in the Stanley Basin
  • Big Wood River near Hailey and Warm Springs
  • Trail Creek through Ketchum
  • Garden Creek near Challis
  • Antelope Creek from Grouse toward Darlington
  • Salmon River in Custer County
  • Big Lost River above Mackay Reservoir

Flooding in eastern Idaho is decreasing. All flood warnings on the Snake River have been downgraded to flood advisories, which means flooding is possible, but not imminent.

The Snake River near Heise and near Blackfoot remain elevated, but below flood stage. Both are expected to slowly decrease over the weekend. The same is true of the Henrys Fork of the Snake River near Rexburg.

The Big Lost River below the Mackay Reservoir, the Big Wood River near Hailey and the Teton River near Driggs also remain elevated, but are below flood stage. Rises on all three rivers are expected this week, which may create additional flood warnings.

SEE YOUR COMPLETE EASTIDAHONEWS.COM 10-DAY FORECAST HERE

DAILY FORECAST:

Idaho Falls, Rigby and Rexburg

The Upper Snake River Plain will sunny today with highs of 79 to 86 degrees and light east winds of up to 10 mph. It’ll be mostly clear at night with lows of 52 to 59 degrees and sustained light winds.

Pocatello, Fort Hall and Blackfoot

The Lower Snake River Plain will be sunny today with light winds of up to 10 mph. Highs of 78 to 88 degrees are expected. It’ll be clear at night with lows of 53 to 60 degrees and sustained light winds.

St. Anthony, Ashton, Island Park, Driggs and Victor

The Upper Snake Highlands will be sunny and warm today with highs of 75 to 82 degrees. It’ll be mostly clear at night with lows of 48 to 55 degrees.

Arco, Challis and Mackay

The Lost Rivers area will sunny today with highs of 77 to 87 degrees. At night it’ll be mostly clear with lows of 51 to 58 degrees.

Henry, Soda Springs, Downey and Lava Hot Springs

The Caribou Highlands will sunny today with highs of 77 to 85 degrees. It’ll be mostly clear at night with lows of 48 to 58 degrees.

SEE THE NWS WEATHER MAP HERE

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