After a spectacular weekend of warmth and sunshine, the Treasure Valley was jolted out of its sleep this morning with a reminder that winter isn't through with us just yet—though we're told that the official first day of spring is this Thursday, March 20.
High winds, clocked to over 50 mph, knocked out power Monday morning to a handful of customers in the Crane Creek and Wagon Wheel Road neighborhoods and thousands of customers in Caldwell, Middleton, Nampa and Wilder.
The National Weather Service office in Boise says a wind advisory remains in effect until 6 p.m. for the Treasure Valley, Southwest Highlands and Owyhee Mountains, with winds gusting to around 50 mph. Drivers, especially those traveling on north-south roads, will be impacted by cross winds.
The Magic Valley was hit even harder early Monday, with winds clocked up to 60 mph and a high wind warning in effect for southern Twin Falls County in effect until 6 p.m.
The Treasure Valley should see highs in the 40s and 50s for the rest of the week and overnight lows near freezing.