UPPER VALLEY – Residents are in for a white Thanksgiving this week.
The National Weather Service reports that Rexburg, St. Anthony and Ashton will all experience snow on Thanksgiving Day.
To begin with, Rexburg residents may also expect snow Monday morning, the service said.
“A 30 percent chance of snow before 11 a.m. Partly sunny with a high near 35. Southwest winds 4 to 10 miles per hour (from the) north in the morning,” it said.
On Tuesday, temperatures will increase reaching a high of 29 degrees. That will be accompanied by light and variable winds coming from the southwest at 5 to 8 miles per hour by Tuesday afternoon, reported the service.
The following day, snow is likely but not until after 11 a.m. The temperature will increase to 31 degrees with a chance of precipitation at 60 percent with a predicted snow accumulation of one inch possible, said the service.
On Thanksgiving Day, it will start looking like Christmas thanks to an expected snow storm. By Thursday night, a 40 percent chance of snow is also predicted. On Friday morning, the weather service predicts a 20 percent chance of snow and another chance of snow that night.
St. Anthony residents may expect temperatures around 37 degrees on Monday as well as southwest winds from 13 to 15 miles per hour. That evening, temperatures will decrease to 32, said the service.
On Tuesday, temperatures will increase to 40 degrees with winds estimated to be between 11 to 14 miles per hour. That night, temperatures will dip to around 31 degrees.
Residents may expect rain showers on Wednesday around 1 p.m. later accompanied by a high of 30 degrees. It will also prove breezy with southeast winds between 13 miles an hour to an estimated 24 miles per hour that afternoon, it said.
“Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible,” the weather service said.
Rain showers will continue through Wednesday night with wind gusts up to 30 miles per hour. The chance of more precipitation is 90 percent, it said.
Snow showers will continue through Thanksgiving Day followed by blustery northwest winds around 23 miles per hour followed by 36 mile per hour wind gusts. The service reports a 60 percent chance of precipitation that day.
Thursday night temperatures will dip to 16 degrees while wind gusts could be as high as 33 miles per hour.
On Friday, it’s expected to be partly sunny with highs near 21 degrees. Wind gusts could be between 16 and 28 miles per hour. That night it will be mostly cloudy with a low of 13 degrees followed by northwest winds between 14 and 17 miles per hour.
Ashton residents may expect snow Monday morning before 11 a.m. It will also be partly sunny with highs near 33. No snow is expected. Temperatures will drop to around 12 degrees with northwest winds estimated to be between 5 to 8 p.m.
Tuesday morning will bring with it partly sunny skies with a high around 28 degrees.
“A calm wind (coming from the) southwest 5 to 7 miles per hour in the afternoon,” said the weather service.
That night it will be mostly cloudy with lows at around 12 degrees. Southwest winds are predicted to be between 6 to 9 miles per hour.
The weather service expects a 50 percent chance of snow followed by a high near 30 degrees. A new snow accumulation of less than one half inch is expected. More snow is expected Wednesday night followed with a low of around 18 degrees.
“New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches (is) possible,” reports the weather service.
Ashton residents may also expect snow on Thanksgiving Day prior to 11 a.m. Temperatures are expected to reach 31 degrees followed by a 60 percent chance of precipitation. That night, more snow is expected with temperatures around 13 degrees.
On Friday, the weather service predicts a 20 percent chance of snow followed by a high near 24 degrees. That night more snow is expected with a temperature of 24.
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