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Snow in forecast for mountains, but only small chance in Valley

The National Weather Service has good news for Boise area skiers, but bad news for kids who want to make more snowmen in the front yard.

It’s winter in Idaho, and we expect it to be cold. So all we really want to know is: When is it going to snow again?(Also: Will it be so foggy I can’t see the end of my car Monday morning? And, when is this inversion haze going to blow away?)

Storms coming from the west may bring light snow to Bogus Basin on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. That’s not expected to bring more than an inch.

But another system coming through Wednesday night and Thursday morning could bring up to 2 inches of fresh powder to Bogus Basin.  That will bring a mix of rain and snow to the Valley. More snow is expected in the mountains Friday and Saturday.

This past Saturday, sustained winds of 20 mph, with gusts of up to 24 mph, cleared stagnant air out of the Valley. But inversion conditions have set up again, with cold air trapped near the ground. Valley temperatures Monday morning will be in the teens; the forecast low in Boise is 14.

High temperatures this week will be in the mid- to upper-30s (normal is 37), and lows will be in the low- to mid-20s (after Monday).


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