It’s going to be an amazing weekend across Southern Idaho with plenty of sunshine and highs in the mid-50s, until Sunday evening. That’s when everything changes.

The National Weather Service has issued alerts for a winter storm and high winds in parts of Southern Idaho starting Sunday night.

Winter Storm and High Winds Coming Back to Southern Idaho

The Winter Storm Watch was issued for Sun Valley and Stanley while the High Wind Watch is in place for Twin Falls and Pocatello. Boise is also expected to get windy starting Monday morning. Read on to find out what the alerts mean for each area.

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For Sun Valley and Stanley, the Winter Storm Watch will bring heavy snow between 5 PM Sunday and 11 PM Monday. Up to 8 inches are expected in lower elevations and up to 18 inches of snow in the higher elevations. Wind gusts are expected to reach 60 miles per hour.

In Twin Falls and Pocatello the High Wind Watch means winds between 30 and 40 miles per hour and gusts up to 60 miles per hour. Winds at those speeds can damage power poles, trees, and personal property and travel will be difficult, especially for high-profile vehicles. The wind will hit Monday between 5 AM and 11 PM in Pocatello and from 5 AM to 8 PM in Twin Falls.

Boise will see high winds too, but at lower speeds than the rest of Southern Idaho. The Wind Advisory runs Monday from 11 AM to 8 PM with winds 25 to 35 miles per hour and gusts up to 45 miles per hour.

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