Boise woke up to temperatures well below freezing Wednesday morning and frigid weather has shut down a number of schools in Eastern Idaho.
Boise reported temperatures hovering around 15 degrees this morning. McCall had an early morning temperature of 6 degrees, Sun Valley reported 9 degrees, and Stanley registered 5 below zero.
The major blast of cold air triggered a series of school closures in Eastern Idaho, specifically in Blackfoot and Bingham. And in the Magic Valley, the Cassia County community of Oakley closed its junior-senior high school due to sewer issues.
Meanwhile, a winter weather advisory will be in effect on Thursday through much of the region, including the Treasure Valley. One to two inches of snow are expected in the valleys and up to four inches are predicted in the mountains. Winds are expected to clock as high as 30 mph and the storm is forecast to cling to the region until Thursday night.
In Boise, overnight lows this evening should be in the low 20s, Thursday's high should be close to freezing and precipitation is expected on Thursday and Friday. The weekend is expected to be clear and cold.