A winter weather advisory was issued for the Boise area for Monday, Jan. 28 beginning at 5 p.m. and extending to Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 11 a.m.

The national weather service later upgraded the winter weather advisory to a winter storm warning. The winter storm warning remains in effect beginning tonight at 5 p.m. to 11 a.m.

Heavy snow is possible in the upper Treasure Valley. Snow from 3″ to 5″ could accumulate, with the possibility of more in the Foothills.

A northwest wind is expected to increase tonight from 5 to 10 mph upwards to 10 to 20 mph Tuesday morning.

Snowfall is expected to increase later this evening and will diminish later Tuesday morning.

Drivers should be aware heavy snowfall could affect travel. An increase in wind on Tuesday morning could result in blowing snow and poor or reduced visibility.

If possible only travel in an emergency.

In dangerous driving conditions it is behooving to keep a flashlight, food and water in case of an emergency.

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