Just as the Treasure Valley was settling in for what was expected to be a lovely spring day with plenty of sunshine and temperature in the mid 70s, forecasters were already pointing to a nasty bit of business that is expected to blow into the region late Monday evening and early Tuesday morning. The National Weather Service office in Boise
said the speed of the cold front which was racing across Oregon, coupled with a strong drop in temperature, would bring very strong winds.
In fact, the NWS says the west-to-northwest winds could clock as high as 45 mph, and up to 50 mph in the western Magic Valley. Forecasters said higher gusts would blast across exposed and elevated locations, such as the Perrine and Hansen Bridges across the Snake River. A wind advisory
, warning of hazardous driving conditions, has been posted, beginning 10 a.m. on Tuesday and continuing through 9 p.m.
Overnight temperatures were expected to drop at least 30 degrees overnight with a mix of rain and snow forecast for Tuesday morning and blustery conditions continuing throughout the day.The cold snap is expected to ease by midweek with temperatures making their way back to the 70s by week's end.