Updated Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 5:30 p.m.
DENI HAWKINS - WEEKEND WEATHERCASTER
A strong pacific storm continues to bring rain to the valleys tonight and tomorrow. Snow levels will rise overnight to between 6,500-7,000 feet in the mountains as temperature rise for Sunday.
Tomorrow's highs will be in the mid to upper 50s across much of the valley, with a high of 57 in Boise. How does that sound for the first day of winter? It won't FEEL as warm though, because it's going to be wet and windy tomorrow. Rain will continue, tapering off tomorrow night. Winds will be in the 15-25 mph range with gusts up to 35 mph possible. Sounds like the perfect day to go see a movie, or spend some quality time inside with the family!
Temperatures will cool back into the low 40s for Monday, and we should see drier conditions beginning Monday afternoon. Skies will turn partly cloudy through Wednesday, and temperatures willl sit in the low to mid 40s.
Wednesday's high will be 50 degrees with partly cloudy skies, with partly cloudy skies. But don't worry...change comes just in time for Christmas! A strong cold front will drive through the area Wednesday night and into Thursday moring (Santa?, is that you?) and temperatures will drop into the upper 20s overnight. Saving the best for last...we could wake up to a white Christmas, as snow levels will drop to near most valley locations! Hooray!
Skies will be mostly cloudy through the weekend, with temperatures back in the mid 30s (near normal).
Heading to the mountains? Expect 3-6" above 6,500 feet tomorrow in the west central mountains, followed by a chance of snow again on Monday. There's a good chance of snow showers again Christmas Eve and into Christmas as well! Temperatures will drop into the 20s for the weekend.