Gusting winds will drive the wind chill to at least 15 below zero, making way for up to 3 inches of snow accumulation by Friday night.
Winds out of the southwest are expected to range between 25 and 35 mph, with gusts reaching up to 45 mph, according to National Weather Service forecasts. The wind chill is expected to range between minus 15 and minus 30 degrees.
The strong winds will create blowing and drifting snow, especially in open areas, according to the weather service.
Between 1 and 3 inches of new snow is forecast to fall between Friday afternoon and night, and the windy conditions will create reduced visibility, according to the weather service.
Snowfall is expected to end by early Saturday.