Winter storm warning issued at higher elevations; more wind coming

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IDAHO FALLS — The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning tonight in the mountainous areas along the Idaho/ Wyoming border.

The city of Victor, Pine Creek Pass, Georgetown Summit, Wayan and Emigration Pass could see between 4 to 7 inches of snow from midnight Saturday to 11 p.m. Sunday. Up to 10 inches of snow is possible in some areas. Wind gusts of up to 40 mph are also predicted in the area, which will cause blowing and drifting snow.

Nearby areas are also expecting snow during the same period. Between 2 to 4 inches of snow is predicted this weekend in the following communities: Ashton, Driggs, Island Park, Montpelier, Soda Springs, Henry, and Bone. Wind gusts of up to 35 mph are expected in the area.

NWS has also issued a widespread wind advisory for Sunday. The following communities can expect southwest winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 45 mph from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday: Mud Lake, INL, Craters of the Moon, Idaho Falls, Rexburg, St. Anthony, Pocatello, Blackfoot, American Falls, Shelley, and Fort Hall

High winds will create difficult driving conditions for high profile vehicles, light vehicles and vehicles with trailers. Patchy blowing dust may cause lowered visibility at times.

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