Now that southern Idaho residents have been given an extended glimpse into what's in store weatherwise for the region through New Year's Day, it appears ol' Jack Frost is up to his usual icy ways according to the weather Gods. Santa Clause might have to deal with some poor weather and decreased visibility for his December 24 visit to the Magic Valley, but the same can't be said for the first few days of 2023.

In the Santa Clause film franchise, the actor Martin Short portrays the personification of dreadful, winter weather, which includes all the frigid elements. He's the perfect character to use as a model for the next two weeks of weather in southern Idaho.

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It's been an abnormal November and December already for this region of the state. Rain and snow totals have had a promising boost this fall. The first official day of winter is Wednesday (December 21), and Jack Frost has plans for the Magic Valley from the get-go with a mixture of rain, wind, freezing temperatures, and snow affecting the region through January 3.

The current Christmas Eve forecast is calling for a slight chance of snowfall throughout Twin Falls County and overnight lows in the middle twenties. Christmas Day could get some light snow for the region, followed by a 70 percent chance of precipitation from December 27 through 29, according to

Snow is also forecasted for the southern portion of the Gem State from January 1 through 3, with precipitation percentages reaching into the eighties on January 2, 2023.

Here's hoping for a white Christmas Magic Valley. Be safe, stay warm, and have a happy holiday.

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