Unsettled Weather Expected in Idaho with Heavy Snowfall in Mountains
Idaho is bracing for an unsettled week ahead with scattered rain and snow showers predicted across the state.
The statewide average snowpack is currently at 122% of what is considered normal for this time of year, thanks to ongoing snowfall in the mountains.
However, an atmospheric river moving into California is expected to bring more moisture to the region, with rain showers expected in the Treasure Valley and adjacent mountains by Sunday night.
Gusty winds are also expected throughout Sunday, with gusts of up to 30 miles per hour in the valley and up to 40 miles per hour in the Magic Valley.
Cloud cover is expected to increase during the day on Sunday, with a Southeast Breeze at around 10 to 20 miles per hour.
Temperatures will be mild, with many areas reaching the mid to upper 50s.
The West Central Mountains are expected to see less wind but cooler temperatures, with highs in the lower 40s in Cascade and around 53 degrees in Garden Valley.
Cloud cover will increase throughout the day, with a few rain and snow showers developing later in the evening.
East Central Mountains will start the day with sunshine but cloud cover will increase, with steadier snow falling at night.
The Magic Valley will see much of the same, starting the day with sunshine and temperatures warming into the lower 50s before rain showers develop during the afternoon, with higher elevations experiencing snowfall.
Heavy snowfall is expected in the mountains throughout the week, with four to eight inches expected for higher peaks in ski resorts and two to four inches for places like Cascade and McCall.
Tamarack is expected to see over a foot of snow throughout the week.
The unsettled weather is expected to continue through the week, with temperatures trending downward and rain potentially mixing with snow even at valley floors.