Christmas Day is the calm before the storm as rain moves in

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By the afternoon, most of us are in the mid to upper 40s.

A quick-moving storm system that arrived overnight has brought light snow to much of the area on Christmas Eve morning.

It will be a little cold for Santa tonight, with a low of 29 degrees with wind chills between 20 and 25. Christmas Day looks like a mixture of sun and clouds with highs in the mid 30s. Our next chance for rain comes late Thursday into Friday.

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In a portion of this corridor, snow totals can reach 12 inches or more.

A few snow flurries or light sprinkles won't be enough to make this a White Christmas.

The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City said that snow falling across the Salt Flats could impact I-80 early Tuesday morning. A warm front will move onshore on Wednesday, followed by a robust cold front on Thursday. Low temperatures will be in the subzero range approaching the New Year. Accumulations aren't expected to be more than generally a few tenths of an inch but it will cover the exposed grass in a few places!

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Our weather pattern starts picking up with rain chances on Wednesday as our next storm system pushes through.

Severe weather is possible Wednesday night into Thursday with damaging winds being the main threat.

Temperatures will be a fair amount cooler this weekend. "The bottom line is, if you've got travel plans later this week, please keep an eye on this storm", said Scott.

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