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Wind Advisory for Friday, chance of showers early Saturday

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A northwest area of low pressure is moving into the region with a couple of cold fronts. We'll see dropping temperatures with highs into the lower 70's for Friday. Highs for Saturday will be into the mid to upper 60's. Winds will be out of the south and southwest at 15 to 20 MPH, increasing to 20 to 30 MPH in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Central Idaho and areas near Yellowstone will have a slight chance of showers for Friday. We'll have a chance of showers early Saturday morning for the rest of the region. Sunny and warmer weather will work back into the region for next week.

WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING…
…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 7 PM MDT FRIDAY:

  • WHAT…Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts around 45 mph.
  • WHERE…The Upper Snake River Plain and Arco Desert, including
    the cities of Idaho Falls, Rexburg, St. Anthony, and Craters
    of the Moon NM, INL.
  • WHEN…For the first Wind Advisory, until 8 PM MDT this
    evening. For the second Wind Advisory, from 11 AM to 7 PM MDT
    Friday.
  • IMPACTS…Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Weak
    tree limbs could be blown down.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high
profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.

Michael Coats

Michael Coats

Michael is Chief Meteorologist for Local News 8 and KIDK Eyewitness News 3.

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