The winter storm that began dumping snow on East Idaho on Sunday night is going to linger through Tuesday morning, according to the National Weather Service.
In addition to bringing an additional inch or two of snow to East Idaho Monday night through Tuesday morning, the storm is creating very icy conditions in the region that are making driving hazardous.
Idaho State Police issued a warning on Monday night urging motorists in East Idaho to drive carefully because of black ice on the region's roads, especially Interstate 15.
The National Weather Service issued a similar warning on Monday night saying that the storm was bringing freezing fog and freezing drizzle to East Idaho and anyone traveling on the region's roads should slow down and use caution. The weather service said Interstate 15 might be particularly hazardous because of the icy conditions.
The Tuesday morning commute could be dangerous because of the ice and snow on East Idaho's roads.
The weather service has issued winter weather advisories and special weather alerts warning the public about the storm's impact on East Idaho.
The storm brought snow to East Idaho starting Sunday night. On Monday afternoon the snow at times switched to rain in East Idaho before changing to snow and freezing rain on Monday night.
The storm is expected to continue through Tuesday morning in East Idaho. After that East Idaho isn't expected to experience significant precipitation until Friday night when the next snowstorm is forecast to arrive. The weather service hasn't yet issued any predictions on that weather system's severity.