We finally have some milder temperatures in the 7-day forecast, but this week ahead is very unsettled. Periods of rain showers are in store for the valley, and rounds of snow will move through the mountains through Friday (for the rest of February)! Once again, we'll be measuring the mountain snow in FEET rather than inches. This is a significant amount of snow on the way!
For the Treasure Valley and other lower elevations areas, we'll have snow showers overnight, but it will be tricky to get much (if any) of it to accumulate. With overnight lows in the mid-30s and an SE breeze, I expect no more than a spotting coating to an inch for the Treasure Valley through Sunday morning. Many areas of the valley won't see any snow accumulation overnight. By late morning Sunday, any valley snow will mix with and change to rain. Highs do warm a bit, to the low to mid 40's, but it will be windy at times Sunday and Monday making it feel chilly and raw.
WINTER STORM WARNINGS are in effect for mountain areas above 4000' through Tuesday at 5 p.m. This is in anticipation of heavily falling snow, high snow accumulations and wind, which will blow the snow around and reduce visibility. Travel into the mountain areas may be impossible at times through the next few days.
The rest of the week will be milder with near normal temperatures in the mid to upper 40's, with occasional rain each day, while snow continues in the mountains through the end of the week.
Idaho's Chief Meteorologist Rick Lantz began his broadcasting career in 1975 working in both radio and television in Weiser, Caldwell, Nampa, and Boise. He has been bringing you the weather each weeknight for over 30 years on KTVB.
Meteorologist Larry Gebert began his broadcasting career in 1977 working for a radio station while he was completing his degree. He began working in television the following year in Montana before moving to Boise in 1983. Larry has been with KTVB since 1992 working as a meteorologist.
Meteorologist Bri Eggers joined the KTVB weather team in the fall of 2018. She became a meteorologist while working here in the Treasure Valley, and has earned her National Weather Association seal of approval. After spending four years in Boston, forecasting blizzards, nor’easters and humid summer days, Bri is excited to dive back into mountain meteorology.
Meteorologist Jim Duthie has been a part of KTVB's weather team since August of 2008, but it's not his first experience with Idaho weather. Jim began forecasting on television in the Treasure Valley in 1998. Prior to coming to Idaho, he had extensive weather forecasting experience both in the private sector and in broadcasting.