Storms brewing in the U.S. are set to bring rain, snow and winds that could make holiday travel a messy affair, NBC News reported. A soggy north-south storm system that slammed the Pacific northwest and Southern California Sunday night, bringing down trees and power lines, is pushing eastward, threatening to deliver rain and gusty winds along the Gulf Coast and snow in the Upper Midwest on Tuesday. The storm is then expected to batter the East Coast with wet and windy weather on Wednesday — right at the prime pre-holiday travel time. The Midwest lakes and central Mississippi Valley may be the only areas likely to see a white Christmas, as snowfall is expected Wednesday evening and on Thursday. "Much to the dismay of kids, it's panning out to be a really wet and windy system," said Roy Lucksinger, lead meteorologist at The Weather Channel.