Halloween will likely be snowy in East Idaho.
The National Weather Service has issued special weather alerts calling for up to four inches of mountain snow in East Idaho and a rain-snow mix in the lower elevations such as Pocatello, Preston, Fort Hall, Blackfoot, Idaho Falls and Rexburg.
The snow is forecast to start falling on East Idaho’s mountains on Wednesday morning and to continue until Thursday morning.
The rain-snow mix in East Idaho’s lower elevations is not expected to start falling until Wednesday afternoon and will likely continue until Thursday morning. Snow accumulations are expected to be less than a half-inch in the lower elevations.
The public should expect difficult road conditions because of the precipitation, the weather service said.
The most snow will likely fall on East Idaho’s mountain passes, such as Targhee Pass on Highway 20, Pine Creek Pass on Highway 31, Emigration Pass on Highway 36, and on Highway 34 between Wayan and the Wyoming border, the weather service said.
The central Idaho mountains including the Ketchum and Stanley areas are also expecting snow — up to three inches — from the storm Wednesday morning through Thursday morning.