The first significant snowfall of the season resulted in almost, but not quite, a half-an-inch cover of Boise Sunday morning.
The National Weather Service measured .4 inches of snow at the Boise Airport as of 9 a.m. Sunday. It didn't stick around long, as temperatures rose during the day.
At 8 p.m., it was 38 degrees in the Boise area. Temperatures are expected to rise through the night as warm front moves through the Treasure Valley. That means rain in the valley but snow in the higher elevations, which is good news for Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation area.
Bogus Basin area got three inches of snow overnight and added 3 more inches as of 8 p.m. after the warm front moved through the Treasure Valley late afternoon Sunday, according to National Weather Service reports. The resort should get even more snow overnight Sunday, officials said.
As of Sunday evening, Bogus listed a base snow depth of 12 inches. The forecast says snow is possible in mountain elevations earlier in the week, especially Monday, so it could be a good week for skiing enthusiasts.
The Boise area may get some rain on Monday and it should be warmer than usual, with an estimated high temperature of 46 degrees. (The average high temperature for Dec.17 is 37 degrees, according to the National Weather Service).
The rest of the week is pretty typical December weather. Highs in the mid 30s, with a slight chance of snow Tuesday during the day and most nights during the workweek.
The snowfall didn't result in too many traffic headaches in either Ada or Canyon counties. Dispatchers got a few reports of slippery roads but no major crashes Sunday morning.
A Caldwell driver was able to avoid disaster after his pickup hit a patch of ice and almost went off the overpass on 10th Avenue around 8 a.m. Sunday. That truck broke through the guardrail and ended up with both front tires over the edge of the bridge before coming to a stop, according to Caldwell police reports.
That driver was able to get out without harm and a tow truck was able to pull the pickup back before it could go over the bridge. A Caldwell Street Department crew closed the overpass for a short period of time so they could put sand down, officials said.