Winter storm could impact post-Christmas travel

He said: "We have got something a milder towards the southwest, high pressure under that we could see some fog".

SAY IT AIN'T RAIN AGAIN: Much like the last work week, we look to be ending off this one on a wet note again. Pockets of heavy rainfall will be possible with highs in the mid to upper 40s.

The high temperature Tuesday is expected to reach about 40 degrees, so the moisture that's in a storm moving through the region will likely be rain in the Treasure Valley.

Conditions clear out by this Christmas morning, with some scattered snow showers across the mountains on Wednesday and Thursday. Below average temperatures are expected behind the system for Friday into the weekend.

High pressure passes through the area on Christmas Eve, keeping clouds to a minimum and highs around 63°, which is average for this time of year.

Forecasters said there's a 50 percent chance of snow on Wednesday, and a 20 percent chance on Thursday. Some of that rain will linger into Friday. There is a slight chance for light snow late Christmas Eve night. Any snow we get should make Santa a bit happier as it smooths out the landings of his toy-filled sleigh! "Right after Christmas, everybody is out on the roads", said National Weather Service meteorologist Christopher O'Brien. Some light accumulation from Lake effect snow will add to it early this afternoon.

Severe weather is possible Wednesday night into Thursday with damaging winds being the main threat. Between 1-2 inches of rain are expected with isolated spots picking up 3 inches of rain.

  • Rogelio Becker