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BLACKFOOT â€” While warm temperatures today may feel like a spring day to some, another storm is on its way bringing additional rain and possibly snow Friday and Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.
Temperatures are forecast to reach the upper 40s today and tomorrow, but will quickly drop back below freezing Saturday and Sunday.
Rain is expected to arrive this evening and continue through Friday night. Snow levels are forecast to drop to valley floors Friday night. A slight chance of snow remains Saturday.
High temperatures Saturday are expected to be in the low 30s with lows back down to the low teens. Skies are expected to remain partly cloudy through next week, sustaining cooler temperatures.
Winter storm warnings remain in effect for portions of the Central and Eastern mountains, which are still forecast to receive 10-20 inches of snow. Those areas could see additional snowfall with the second storm arriving late tonight.
The record high temperature was tied at 5 a.m. this morning in Idaho Falls, matching the record of 44 degrees set in 2008.
The Idaho Transportation Department closed Interstate 15 between Idaho Falls and Roberts due to blowing dust. The interstate was closed at 6:38 a.m. and is expected to reopen this evening, but the stretch is likely to close again tomorrow as high winds are again forecast. Traffic is being detoured through Roberts.