The National Weather Service has issued a hard freeze warning for southwest Idaho for Wednesday morning, with temperatures dipping as low as 27 degrees in Boise. The cold weather is a near-record for Boise; its current record low of 26 degrees for May 1 was set in 1886.
Mountain Home will be even colder, with a low of 22 and 20 mph winds, according to the NWS.
The freeze warning will be in effect from 3 a.m. to 8 a.m. Wednesday.
The NWS cautioned residents to take steps to protect plants from the cold, as the low temperatures will damage or kill many plants.
The chilly weather is not expected to last. Wednesday's high is projected at 63 degrees and temperatures should climb into the 70s the rest of the week.