Snowfall to Make Interstate Driving Difficult, NWS Says
BURLEY, Idaho (KLIX) – Snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches is likely in parts of the Magic Valley through Wednesday night.
According to the Pocatello office of the National Weather Service, snow-covered roads will make driving difficult, especially near Burley and along the Interstate 84 corridor. Four to 8 inches of snow is likely along the interstate, according to the NWS, with 2 to 4 inches anticipated north and east towards Craters of the Moon.
The winter storm warning is in effect from midnight tonight until 11 p.m. Wednesday, but already the valley has seen snow fall from the gray skies on Tuesday morning and afternoon.
According to the weather office in Boise, eastern Oregon and southwestern Idaho also will experience winter weather, with “a strong push of moisture over the area by the late afternoon hours. … Winter weather highlights remain in effect to account for the significant snowfall expected through Wednesday" in the lower Treasure Valley and surrounding area. "Increasing wind tonight will result in blowing and drifting snow.”
The NWS encourages people to “only drive in an emergency.”