Boise might top 60 Wednesday; flood watch in mountains

newsroom@idahostatesman.comMarch 5, 2014 

National Weather Service map: Dark green means flood watch.

A westerly flow could push temperatures to the low 60s today in Boise, about 10 degrees above normal for this time of year, according to the National Weather Service. It will be cloudy and dry until tonight, when there may be light showers.

The freezing level will rise to about 8,000 feet, and that's expected to accelerate snow melt. A flood watch is in effect from 11 a.m. to Thursday night for the Upper Weiser River Basin, West-Central Mountains and Boise mountains.

Forecasters say there will be showers this afternoon in northeastern Oregon and the Central Idaho mountains.

Boise will be cloudy and overcast on Thursday, with light showers during the day. Friday and Saturday will be dry and clear, with a high of 60 Saturday.

Another storm system is coming through the region Sunday, bringing more showers. Most of the precipitation will be in the mountains.

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