BOISE -- The high winds and stormy conditions faced by Treasure Valley drivers on Sunday will largely disappear on Christmas Eve. Light snow showers and mild conditions are expected to last through the week.
Local travelers should expect light winds with a trace of snow accumulation on Monday in Boise.
Drivers headed to eastern Oregon may encounter blowing snow and higher winds. A winter storm watch is forecast for areas south of Baker City and north of Burns. Click here for road information.
Travelers headed to Northern Idaho will encounter snow showers and blowing snow Monday.
A hazardous weather outlook is forecast for parts of central and eastern Idaho, including the Sawtooth Mountains and Magic Valley. Forecasters say to expect occasional light snow with accumulations of an inch or less in the valley, and 1 or 2 inches in the mountains.
Check out KTVB's 7 Day Forecast here.
SUNDAY'S BAD WEATHER
Sunday's poor conditions led to problems throughout the valley for drivers.
From slide-offs in Elmore County to whiteout conditions near La Grande, winter weather caused headaches for holiday travelers.
Elmore County dispatchers tell KTVB that they handled numerous slide-offs, due to slick road conditions Sunday afternoon. Owyhee County had at least one slide-off. Dispatchers there say road conditions were pretty bad east of Murphy.
In eastern Oregon, Interstate 84 was shut down for several hours four miles east of La Grande due to heavy snow and poor road conditions. I-84 was also closed at the intersection with Whitney Highway. The interstate has since re-opened.
Also on Sunday, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) reported a number of spots on I-84 in eastern Oregon with packed snow. Chains or traction tires were suggested for these areas. If you're planning to travel on Interstate 84 in eastern Oregon, it is recommended that you check ODOT's Tripcheck site. In Idaho, you can call 511 or go to ITD's site.