As Snow Tapers In Southern Idaho, Near-Zero Temperatures Will Set In

Nov 14, 2014

The snow that has blanketed the region isn't expected to melt for at least several days.
Credit Emilie Ritter Saunders / Boise State Public Radio

The winter storm system that has blanketed much of the region since Thursday morning will have dropped up to 8- inches of snow in the Boise area by the time it’s finished.

National Weather Service meteorologist Jay Breidenbach says snow should stop falling late Friday afternoon, and more snow isn’t in the immediate forecast.

“The damage is done," Breidenbach says. "The roads are going to be just horrible this afternoon for the commute because temperatures are going to stay below freezing."

Breidenbach says packed snow on the roads will turn to ice, making for some treacherous driving conditions.

Drivers are cautioned to slow down, and keep a safe following distance.

He says that snow isn’t expected to melt for at least several days as weekend temperatures are forecast to drop into single digits.

“It’s going to clear out probably tonight, and we’ll see some nice sunshine tomorrow, but the temperature isn’t going to get above freezing," he says. "By Saturday evening, the temperature is probably going to drop into the single digits, [it] could be close to zero degrees for an overnight low Sunday morning.”

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