Looking for some Christmas snow?
The valley floor may only get a smattering of snow this week, but it won’t be hard to find, said Valerie Mills, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Boise.
“On the road to Bogus Basin, the elevation increases rather quickly. Even out of town a little ways, there could be 4 to 8 inches of snow in the next couple of days,” Mills said Sunday night.
The ski resort reported 6 inches of new snow in the past two days, with a total of 48 inches Sunday night.
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In Boise, where about a third of an inch of rain has fallen over the past three days, it will remain wet on Monday and Tuesday.
“On Tuesday night-Wednesday morning, it might just be cold enough to have snow, accumulating snow on untreated roads. The chance of snow will be lower on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, except in the hills, she said.
“We’ll be looking for a ton of snow on the mountains. We may be measuring it in feet, which is great for the holiday break for skiers and snowboarders,” Mills said.
High temperatures throughout the week in Boise are expected to be 30s and low 40s. Overnight lows will be between 20 degrees and 32 degrees, according to the weather service.
Travelers looking to leave town can find road hazard prediction maps produced by the National Weather Service. Roads are colored green, yellow and red for worsening conditions.