FREEZE WARNING DECLARED IN EAST IDAHO: Temps Wednesday morning will plummet into 20s

May 1, 2019

Temperatures Wednesday morning are going to feel more like February than May in much of East Idaho.

The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning in East Idaho calling for temps in the 20s on the morning of May 1. Temperatures that cold will be capable of killing crops and other sensitive vegetation, the weather service said.

The areas impacted by the freeze warning include Pocatello, Chubbuck, Firth, Blackfoot, American Falls, Aberdeen, Shelley, Fort Hall, Idaho Falls, Ammon, Burley, Rupert, Heyburn, Paul, Declo, Oakley and Shoshone.

The weather service said, “A freeze warning means sub-freezing temperatures are imminent or highly likely. These conditions will kill crops and other sensitive vegetation.”

Along with the winter-like temps, East Idaho could also see some snow Tuesday night through Wednesday morning. The snow could fall on both higher and lower elevation areas across the region, but accumulations are expected to be less than a half-inch. It’s also possible that some areas of East Idaho will receive rain or a rain-snow mix Tuesday night through Wednesday morning.

Several areas of East Idaho saw brief snow showers on Sunday and Monday and the weather service issued a freeze warning for Sunday and Monday because of the below-freezing temps on those days.

But East Idaho is not alone in experiencing winter-like conditions this week.

Winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories are in effect in Montana and Wyoming, hazardous weather alerts and freeze watches are in effect in Utah, and freeze warnings are in effect in parts of Oregon and Nevada.

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