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Bogus got 3 inches of new snow; travelers should be cautious in mountains

The National Weather Service of Boise released this map showing the potential snowfall expected in the area Wednesday evening.
The National Weather Service of Boise released this map showing the potential snowfall expected in the area Wednesday evening.

Stay safe this Thanksgiving and take it slow on your drive to wherever your feast may be.

A Pacific storm system brought rain Wednesday to parts of southern Idaho, with some areas above 4,000 to 4,500 feet getting snow.

McCall got 1 to 3 inches of snow Wednesday morning and afternoon, National Weather Service meteorologist Katie Branham. There was some accumulation but much of it melted off.

There was also snow the southwest Owyhee mountains and Boise mountains. Bogus Basin Recreation Area’s Web site said the ski area picked up 3 inches of snow since Tuesday.

Bogus Wednesday

Forecasters say Boise could be foggy on Thursday morning, so factor that into your travel plans. If skies clear out overnight, fog is likely to develop.

Now that the Pacific system has passed, the Treasure Valley is expected to stay fairly dry through Saturday night. But motorists should remian cautious about slick roads in the mountains.

Just this week, a man was injured in an accident on Interstate 84 near Ontario that was related to icy roads.

There were light showers around Boise on Wednesday, with only a trace of precipiation measured at the airport. The high was 50.

Thanksgiving day is expected to be dry across southern Idaho. The high temperature in the Treasure Valley is forecast to be in the low 50s and overnight lows will dip down to the mid- to upper 30s, according to the National Weather Service.

Branham said a moist system out of the northwest is headed toward Southwest Idaho on Friday morning. Snow levels could drop as low as 2,500 feet in Washington and Payette counties, as well as Baker County, Ore.

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