The Treasure Valley experienced a bit of a warm snap Sunday morning, as the temperature rose to 62 degrees just before 9 a.m. That tied a record high set in 1926, according to the National Weather Service.
Pre-frontal winds out of the southwest, including gusts up to 37 mph, pushed temperatures up, said Les Colin, a Boise-based lead forecaster for the Weather Service. But it's been cooling down since this morning it was about 10 degrees cooler by 12:40 p.m. Sunday.
The good news for those looking forward to skiing at Bogus and possibly a white Christmas is that there will be snow in the mountains by mid-week and possibly in the Valley on Friday.
The system out of the southwest dumped up to an inch of rain in parts of Gem County, but only .01 inches at the Boise Airport by early afternoon Sunday. Sun Valley Resort's Bald Mountain has received 24 inches of new snow over the past 72 hours; the base now has 11 inches and the top has 33 inches.
Cloudy conditions will continue in Boise from Sunday to Monday, but the rain will dissipate. Colin says a storm from the west will bring more rain to the Valley on Tuesday and possibly snow to Bogus by Wednesday. Snow levels may drop to 3,000 feet by Friday, so we may see some snow in the Valley.
Katy Moeller: 377-6413