Rain expected to clear out inversion in the Treasure Valley

An inversion settled in overnight Thursday across the Treasure Valley, but the fog won’t likely stick, according to the National Weather Service.

An active system pushing rain and wind in from the west will push out lingering fog Friday morning, said Dave Groenert, National Weather Service meteorologist.

“We’re going to trade one cloud for another,” Groenert said.

The clouds pushing in from the west will bring scattered showers to the valley, but not more fog, Groenert said.

A mix of snow and rain is expected to hit the Boise mountains through the weekend. The valley will likely only see rain off and on through the weekend.

That means roads probably won’t get icy here at home, Groenert said. But anyone heading toward McCall’s Winter Festival can expect to hit ice-covered roads, and travelers heading south toward Nevada also could hit slick roads, he said. Anyone heading toward Oregon will likely hit trouble spots too.

The active pattern is expected to keep the inversion at bay through the weekend, he said.

Erin Fenner: 208-377-6207, @erinfenner