... Flood Watch in effect from Wednesday morning through late Thursday night...
The National Weather Service in Boise has issued a
* Flood Watch for a portion of west central Idaho. This includes the following areas... Boise Mountains... upper Weiser river and west central mountains.
* From Wednesday morning through late Thursday night.
* A mild westerly flow will bring warmer temperatures to the region through the middle of the week... resulting in increased low and mid elevation snowmelt. Additionally... moist storm systems will bring significant rainfall to the area. The first storm is expected to move through the area Wednesday and Wednesday night... followed by a stronger storm on Thursday. Snow levels will rise to 7000 to 8000 feet Wednesday night... then gradually lowering to 5000 feet Thursday night.
* Rainfall and snowmelt may lead to flooding of creeks... ditches ... and storm drains. Additionally... mud and rock slides... or debris flows may occur in steep terrain and on burn scars. Main Stem river flooding is not expected at this time... but rivers will be running high.
A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts.
You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.