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September rain brings season's first snowfall to Bogus Basin

The beginning of ski season may still be months away, but you wouldn't know it looking at the fresh blanket of snow covering the mountains Tuesday morning.

BOISE, Idaho — The beginning of ski season may still be months away, but you wouldn't know it to looking at the fresh blanket of snow covering Bogus Basin Tuesday morning. 

A rainstorm that brought wet conditions to the lower Valley fell as snow in the mountains. Bogus Basin got about two inches, according to the snow stake, while Tamarack Resort got about an inch and a half of snow.

The National Weather Service said areas above 5,500 feet were cold enough to get snow. 

The precipitation is slated to continue through 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. Tuesday, followed by clearing skies. A cold front is also moving through the area, with a high of just 60 degrees in Boise: a major drop from Monday's high in the mid-80's. The cooler-weather trend is expected to continue, with slight warming toward the end of the week. 

The rain and snow comes as a welcome gift for southwestern Idaho, which has been hit hard with drought and below-average precipitation this year.

For more on this week's weather forecast, click here.  

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