Waking up to snow on the Boise Front shortly before Memorial Day is no shocker, says National Weather Service meteorologist Dave Decker.
I wouldnt say its typical, but it happens, said Decker Friday morning. Its not unusual. Theres two or three inches of snow on the marker at Bogus Basin.
Webcams at Bogus show clumpy snow on the marker and white at other locations around the mountain. (see the link at the right of the story)
Between 5 a.m. and 8 a.m., Boise recorded 0.15 inches of rain. Precipitation is not unusual on Memorial Day in Boise. In the six years between 2006 and 2011, it rained three times.
Fridays highs in the Treasure Valley are forecast at 56 to 63, with numerous rain showers and isolated thunderstorms forecast this afternoon. Friday night brings a chance of rain and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Rain is likely Saturday morning, with precipitation tapering off in the afternoon.
By early Sunday, the chance of rain is estimated at 20 percent.
This is going to linger into Sunday, but then it pulls out a little bit, Decker said. Memorial Day, at least as far as the Treasure Valley is concerned, looks pretty decent. There looks to be a little rain in the mountains.
Memorial Day highs are forecast in the 70s in the valleys, 60s in the mountains.