BOISE -- It was a rare sight indeed around the Treasure Valley today as our viewers reported snow falling from Ontario to Boise, and towns in between.
It is what many in southwestern Idaho have been waiting for, especially local ski areas.
KTVB Meteorologist Larry Gebert says temperatures were hovering around freezing during the noon hour and that made it cold enough for the snow to stick on plants and trees. However, it is expected to warm up to around 42 degrees by 5 p.m., and that should melt any snowfall in the valley.
Up north at the ski resorts, Bogus Basin reports an inch of new snow, as well as Tamarack and Brundage. Residents in Donnelly and Cascade contacted the KTVB news room to let us know they are seeing snow on the ground.
April Russell with Brundage Mountain near McCall says they have a nice healthy base and more snow on the top of the mountain. The resort got about an inch of new snow overnight.
Already the slopes are smoother, softer and even more carvable because of that, Russell said.
Temperatures at Brundage are in the mid 20s, with light snow falling. Even colder temps are expected overnight. Russell says those cold temps will allow for better grooming of the ski slopes. She is expecting nice conditions for the upcoming three-day weekend.
According to Idaho's Chief Meteorologist Rick Lantz, a series of storms appears to be headed this way and will likely pass over Idaho next week, dumping more snow in the mountains.
If you are driving north, some viewers called to let us know that Highway 55 is slick in many areas, so slow down, especially going over Horseshoe Bend Hill.
You can check the latest road conditions on KTVB.COM before heading out.
The Idaho Transportation Department has traffic cameras on Highway 55 and other highways throughout the state.