BY: ROLAND STEADHAM - CHIEF METEOROLOGIST
LAST UPDATED: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.
Nice weather with lots of sunshine will stick around through Thursday. Highs will warm to near 60 degrees. By Friday, we’ll see increasing clouds with a chance of showers late in the day. There may be some isolated showers early Saturday but it does not appear to be as wet. Look for mostly cloudy skies Sunday. The active pattern should bring another storm to the area late Monday. Our temperatures will continue to be warmer than normal for the next 7 days.
Rivers are also responding to yesterday's rain, and will likely continue to swing above and below flood stage in the coming days.
FLOOD WARNINGS: High elevation streams and mainstream rivers in southwest Idaho will continue to run high this week, thanks to the combination of more rain and snowmelt in the high country.
Here's the breakdown of which rivers are riding near or above flood stage:
Snake River (near Weiser): This warning is expected to continue through Friday morning. Flood stage is 12 ft., and river levels are riding slightly above that Wednesday morning. Minor flooding is occurring and will continue to occur.
Weiser River: We're pretty familiar with this scenario by now, but the river's flood stage is 9.5 ft. Early Wednesday, the river level was situated just below that level, but it's expected to climb above flood stage again today before dropping back below flood stage Thursday.
Boise River: Expect flooding along the greenbelt to continue for the foreseeable future, as water managers continue to increase flows on the river. Flows will stay steady around 7,750 cfs, or 10.7 ft. this week. (Measured at the Glenwood Bridge site).
Today's Record Temperatures