WEATHER & ROADS: It’s wet, slippery and windy today — drive safe!
IDAHO FALLS — It’s a wet slippery day and road conditions are suspect in many areas this morning.
Higher elevations areas in eastern and central Idaho saw major snowfall last night — particularly along the Wyoming and Montana border.
A winter storm warning has been extended until noon Friday in the following counties: Clark, Fremont, Teton, and western Madison. Periods of heavy snow are expected above 6,000 feet with between 5 to 12 inches of snow possible. The valleys may see between 1 to 5 inches of snow.
Travel will be especially difficult in Raynolds Pass, Targhee Pass, Pine Creek Pass due to blowing and drifting snow.
A similar winter storm warning has been extend in central Idaho until 11 p.m. Thursday evening. Some 4 to 12 inches of snow will fall above 6,000 feet with about 4 inches in the valleys.
A less severe winter weather advisory also has been extended until noon Friday in the following counties: Bannock, Caribou, Franklin, western Oneida, western Bingham, and western Bonneville. Between 5 to 10 inches of snow are expected above 6,500 feet with up to 4 inches in the valleys.
Snow is a possibility throughout eastern Idaho Thursday night — but the major population centers of Rexburg, Pocatello and Idaho Falls should avoid most of the snowfall.
Storm advisories are also being reported in southern Montana, western Wyoming and northern Utah.
Idaho Falls, Rigby, Rexburg
It’ll be rainy and very windy today. High of 43 to 50 degrees are expected with southwest winds of 20 to 30 mph. At night it’ll be cloudy with a chance of rain and snow, lows of 28 to 38 degrees and continued high winds.
They’ll be rain and wind in the Lower Snake River Plain today. Highs of 43 to 53 degrees are expected with southwest winds of 15 to 25 mph. It’ll rain during the evening, and between 1 and 3 inches of snow is possible after midnight. Lows of 33 to 40 degrees are expected with continued high winds of 10 to 20 mph.
Dubois, St. Anthony, Ashton, Island Park, Driggs, and Victor
It’ll be rainy, snowy and breezy today with snow accumulations of 2 to 6 inches above 6,700 feet. Highs of 40 to 47 degrees are expected. Snow is likely during the night with about 2 to 4 inches possible above 5,600 feet. Lows of 25 to 35 degrees are expected.
Arco, Challis, and Mackay
Rain and snow are likely throughout the day with between 1 and 3 inches possible above 6,300 feet. Highs of 40 to 48 degrees are expected. It’ll be cloudy at night with a continued chance of snow and lows of 25 to 32 degrees.
Henry, Soda Springs, Downey, and Lava Hot Springs
It’ll be rainy, snowy and breezy. Between 3 to 5 inches of snow is possible above 6,700 feet. Highs of 40 to 47 degrees are expected. The rain and snow will continue during the night with an additional 3 to 7 inches of snow above 6,200 feet. Lows of 30 to 37 degrees are expected.
Difficult driving conditions are being reported on the following highways due to snow:
- Idaho Highway 47 between Ashton and Mesa Falls
- Idaho Highway 32 between Ashton and Tetonia
- Idaho Highway 28 between Terreton and Salmon
- U.S. Highway 93 between Salmon and the Montana border
- U.S. Highway 93 between Mackay and Challis
Wet pavement and slippery conditions are being reported throughout eastern Idaho.