Wind advisory remains in effect for east Idaho until 8 p.m.


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POCATELLO — A National Weather Service wind advisory remains in effect for east Idaho until 8 p.m. Satuday.

The areas impacted by the advisory include the cities of Burley, Rupert, Heyburn, St. Anthony, Ashton, Island Park, Driggs, Victor, Idaho Falls, Rexburg, Pocatello, Henry, Soda Springs, Downey and Lava Hot Springs.

IMPACTS/TIMING — Hazardous driving conditions for larger vehicles due to strong cross winds, especially semis with empty or light loads. Where topsoil has dried out or plowing has recently occurred, blowing dust is expected. Highest winds will be from early afternoon to just before sunset.

WINDS — West to southwest at 25-35 mph with gusts of 40-50 mph. Locations across the Arco Desert east toward I-15 may see gusts closer to 55 mph.

LOCATIONS — Burley, Shoshone, Pocatello, Idaho Falls, Rexburg, St. Anthony, Island Park, Driggs, Soda Springs, Lava Hot Springs, INL Complex and all districts of the Fort Hall Reservation.

A wind advisory means that winds of 30 mph are expected. Gusts over 45 mph are possible. Winds this strong can make driving
difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

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