Updated Thurday, April 17, 2014 at 3:12 p.m.
VIN CROSBY - CHIEF METEOROLOGIST
...WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 1 AM MDT FRIDAY... THE WIND ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 1 AM MDT FRIDAY FOR THE UPPER TREASURE VALLEY EAST OF BOISE AND THE WESTERN MAGIC VALLEY. * WINDS...SOUTHEAST OR EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH TODAY SHIFTING TO SOUTHWEST THIS EVENING 15 TO 25 MPH. WINDS WILL BECOME WEST OR NORTHWEST LATE TONIGHT AND INCREASE TO 20 TO 30 MPH WITH BRIEF GUSTS TO 45 MPH AS COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH. ADVISORY SPEEDS WILL ONLY OCCUR FOR A SHORT TIME AT ANY GIVEN LOCATION. * TIMING...FRONTAL PASSAGE AT 10 PM MDT AT MOUNTAIN HOME... MIDNIGHT MDT AT TWIN FALLS. * IMPACTS...TRAVEL DIFFICULTY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. LOCAL BLOWING DUST AND DEBRIS. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WINDS OF AT LEAST 30 MPH... OR GUSTS OF AT LEAST 45 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.
A cold front will move through tonight dropping temperatures from the 70s this afternoon to the low 60s for highs tomorrow.
Scattered showers will be around this afternoon in central and eastern Oregon. There is even a slight chance for an isolated thunderstorm.
They will move through overnight driving the winds into the 15-50 mph range. Temperatures will be in the 40s. Snow levels will fall to 5000 feet overnight and a couple of inches of snow will be possible in areas.
Tomorrow any lingering showers will end early with partly sunny skies around during the afternoon. Highs will be in the low 60s.
Easter weekend looks nice with a little twist from previous forecasts. Saturday looks warmer now with highs in the low to mid 70s and mostly to partly sunny skies.
Easter Sunday will have mostly sunny skies with highs in the 60s.
Next week things look to get wild. A powerful storm will move through the Rockies. Isolated storms will be possible on Monday afternoon with highs in the low to mid 70s.
Tuesday will be stormy with numerous showers and thunderstorms around. Highs will be in the 60s but in the early morning hours before settling into the 50s throughout the day with periods of heavy rain and wind.
Snowfall will be heavy in the mountains at times Tuesday through Tuesday night with some areas getting a foot or more possibly.
It'll be chilly on Wednesday with more snow for the mountains and rain showers/graupel for the Treasure Valley. Highs will be around 50.
Thursday increasing clouds will be around with hihgs in the mid to upper 50s. There will be a chance for a freezy next Thursday night.