You know that Boise phenomenon, where we get a snowstorm in the morning and it all melts by the afternoon?
Well, the 2.1 inches of snow that fell Monday is expected to stick around, at least on Tuesday.
The National Weather Service has predicted a high temperature of 30 degrees for the Boise area Tuesday, and meteorologists say to expect intermittent periods of light snow, and even some frozen rain, until late this afternoon, when it is expected to dry out.
That means roads will continue to be snow and slush covered, so commuters should give themselves extra time and summon extra patience as they move about the Treasure Valley on Tuesday.
Monday was a lousy day for drivers, especially on Interstate 84. The Ada County Sheriff's office got reports of 26 traffic crashes without injuries, 4 crashes with injuries, and 17 slide-offs. Drivers were better prepared Tuesday morning, as there were only a handful of weather related traffic issues during the morning commute, officials said.
The estimated high temperature on Wednesday for the Boise area is a slightly warmer 38 degrees, with a 20 percent chance of rain in the afternoon, as a weather system is expected to move out the inversion which has been trapping cold air on the valley floor for the last week.
Snow is expected to return to Boise by Thursday. The National Weather Service says there is a 50 percent chance of snow with a high near 28 degrees.