Those wishing for a white Christmas really got what they wanted. Most places across the region saw at least half-a-foot to a foot of new snow, and some mountain locations seeing close to two feet of snow.
As we kick-start the last week of 2016 expect snow showers to taper off and some partial clearing for Monday. Another round of snow can be expected for Tuesday, but the heavy snow should stay up into the high country with only light accumulations in the Snake River Plain.
Monday, excluding a stray morning snow shower near the WY/ID state line, we’ll have a break from the persistent snow. Count on partly to mostly cloudy skies with highs in the 10’s and low 20’s. Possibly some morning fog in the central mountain valleys, but it shouldn’t last long.
Tonight, partly cloudy skies with COLD temps as lows fall between -5° to 10°.
Tuesday, another storm slides in. Count on snow showers in the central mountains in the morning, with the snow spreading to the rest of the region by the afternoon. The winds will be blustery meaning blowing snow will be an issue. Daytime highs should top out in the 20’s.
Wednesday, lingering snow showers and winds to start the day off, with things clearing out by the afternoon. Highs in the 20’s possibly low 30’s in the southern Snake River Plain.