An end to the gray is coming. Maybe.
A Pacific storm system heading toward the Treasure Valley by midweek is expected to bring rain or snow, or both. And in so doing, it could push out the inversion layer that has blanketed the area for the past two weeks.
A National Weather Service meteorologist said models are showing a 30 percent chance of a rain/snow mix early Wednesday, and a 40 percent chance by mid-morning. There could be precipitation Friday and into the weekend as well, but chances of that are 20 percent.
High temperatures at the beginning of this week will be in the mid- to upper 20s, with lows in the lower 20s. Things will warm up a bit Wednesday, when the high could reach the upper 30s.
The lack of sunshine over the Valley has driven many residents elsewhere for daytrips and some much-needed Vitamin D. Lamenting the inversion, and celebrating an escape from it, has been a popular topic for social media posts from Valley residents lately. Check out some of the best photos and posts below.