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Gusty winds and a few thunderstorms for Saturday; Showers for Sunday

9 17 2021X
KIFI Weather
9 17 2021
KIFI Weather

A cold front is approaching for this weekend. Before the cold front arrives Sunday, we'll see gusty winds and warmer temps for Saturday, along with a few thunderstorms. The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for Lemhi County, and a Wind Advisory for portions of eastern Idaho

Tonight: Areas of haze with lows into the lower 50's. Wind gusts around 15 MPH.

Saturday: Gusty winds with a risk of showers and thunderstorms. Highs around 80°. Wind gusts at 30-50 MPH

Sunday: Rain and snow showers, highs into the 50's and 60's, with gusty winds.

HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 9 PM MDT SATURDAY…

  • WHAT…Southwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph
    expected.
  • WHERE…Shoup, Bannock Pass, Highway 28 Tendoy to Lone Pine,
    Highway 93 Lost Trail Pass to Gibbonsville, Lemhi Pass, and
    Salmon.
  • WHEN…From 9 AM to 9 PM MDT Saturday.
  • IMPACTS…Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines.
    Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be
    difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

People should avoid being outside in forested areas and around
trees and branches. Fasten loose objects or shelter objects in
a safe location prior to the onset of winds. Use caution if you
must drive.

WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT SATURDAY…

  • WHAT…Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph
    expected.
  • WHERE…Mud Lake, INL, Craters of the Moon NM, Idaho Falls,
    Rexburg, St. Anthony, Dubois, Spencer, Edie School, Small, Howe,
    Arco, Mackay, Chilly, Borah Peak, Challis, Clayton, and Copper
    Basin
  • WHEN…From noon to 9 PM MDT Saturday.
  • IMPACTS…Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects.
  • ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Areas of blowing dust are possible.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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

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Michael Coats

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

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