The National Weather Service has issued a severe weather warning
for Eastern Idaho from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. today, warning of wind gusts up to 50 mph this afternoon, damaging hail, lightning storms and heavy rain in some areas.
According to the Idaho State Journal
, driving conditions will be made most difficult on Interstate 15, with high winds and blowing dust reducing visibility. Conditions at the American Falls Reservoir will also be dangerous for boaters, the Journal
Weather officials said the Snake River Plain will be particularly hard hit today, with storms heading into the Sawtooth Mountains and Big and Little Wood River regions.
The unsettled weather is expected to continue through the week, with scattered thunderstorms and rain expected across the area until Saturday, May 24.
The Boise area will experience showers with thunderstorms possible between 1 p.m. and 1 a.m., Monday. Winds could top 16 mph before lessening after midnight. Thunderstorms could continue through Wednesday, May 21, before sunny conditions return with highs near 80 degrees.