After the wind storm in mid-November knocked down fences and redistributed trash cans to new addresses, a new wind advisory has been in effect since December 7th.

On Friday morning, the Wind Advisory was set to end at 2 PM, but the National Weather Service from Boise has extended the Wind Advisory until 5 PM on December 8th.

The Western Magic Valley and Southern Twin Falls County should expect West Winds of 25-35 miles per hour with gusts up to 50 miles per hour. High-profile vehicle operators and people driving near them should use extra caution. Persons in the affected area should prepare for tree limbs and possible power outages.

Winter Weather Expected Into Next Week

The area can expect intervals of clouds and sunshine through Saturday, December 9th with increasing clouds Saturday night and winds picking back up to 20 miles per hour overnight into Sunday. More rain is in the forecast for Monday, changing to a chance of snow overnight through Tuesday, December 12th, but the wind is not expected to be as strong.

Not All Winter Weather is Bad

As long as roads are passable and drivers are careful, this weather is a boon for areas looking to benefit from snow. Ski areas are opening and ready for in-state and out-of-state businesses to pick up as the weather brings in more precipitation.

The city takes care of the roads in town when snow and freezing are in the forecast. Drivers should always take care when traveling to more rural areas and prepare for trouble that may come up by packing a winter weather kit in their vehicle.

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