Snow, rain, thunderstorms and flooding in forecast this week for East Idaho

April 8, 2019

Snow, rain, thunderstorms and flooding are all in the forecast this week for East Idaho.

The precipitation started falling Sunday and could continue all week and even lower elevation areas such as Pocatello, Preston, Blackfoot, American Falls, Idaho Falls and Rexburg could see snow.

Thunderstorms could also hit East Idaho this week.

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for Monday night through Tuesday night in East Idaho because 1 inch of rain along with snow could fall during that time frame.

The weather service said the rain and snow Monday night through Tuesday night could cause some East Idaho waterways to overflow their banks and flood nearby areas.

“Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop,” the weather service said.

Snow accumulations are not expected to top an inch on any day this week anywhere in East Idaho but even lowland areas will likely see snow.

Although the flood watch is only for Monday night through Tuesday night, rain and snow are possible all week in East Idaho, so additional weather warnings are likely.

Elsewhere in the state, the central Idaho mountains including Hailey, Mackay, Ketchum, Sun Valley and Stanley are under a flood watch because of the rain and snow expected there and the weather service says flooding is also possible in North Idaho.

The threat of snow, rain, high winds and/or flooding have also triggered weather service warnings in Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming and Montana.

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