Old Man Winter to Revisit South-central Idaho
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) – Old Man Winter seems to like south-central Idaho enough that he’s promised to return with more icy gifts.
According to the National Weather Service, which has alerted us of his travel plans, Winter will arrive sometime this afternoon and possibly stay overnight with freezing rain and more snow. The NWS warns that Winter will stick around until about 5 a.m. Wednesday, but possibly longer.
Winter doesn’t want you to travel.
“Heavily drifting snow will create travel difficulties,” according to the NWS, mainly in areas north of Shoshone to the Minidoka line, but roads will be slick throughout the valley.
Winter could give us another 3 to 6 inches of the white stuff, also in the area mentioned above, but also south including Interstates 84 and 86. “Expect 1 to 4 inches today and tonight.”
The NWS says you should listen to Old Man Winter and stay indoors.
“Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous,” the NWS says. “Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.”
Good news, if you’re not a fan of white-bearing Winter. He promises to be gone later in the week, at least temporarily, because Miss Sunshine plans to make a stop in the valley.
Even though she doesn’t promise to bring a lot of warmth, her presence here may still put a smile on some people’s faces.