Very windy, with a south southeast wind 14 to 19 miles per hour becoming north 27 to 32 miles per hour after midnight.
We'll have mostly cloudy skies on Thursday with highs in the upper 40s and low 50s.
South wind at 5-10 miles per hour.
Numerous counties in central in will be under a Winter Weather Watch from Thursday night until 1 a.m. on Saturday, including Marion County. Winds could gust as high as 20 miles per hour.
Wednesday: A 50 percent chance of snow, mainly before noon.
The bottom line: Northwest Alabama (The Shoals, Moulton Russellville), Limestone County, northeast into Tennessee have the best chance of snowfall of around 1 to 3 inches. A WINTER STORM WARNING will go into effect for southeast Montana for heavier snow totals.
In the Twin Cities, a wintry mix will take hold Wednesday night and change into snow Thursday morning with a gusty wind coming from the northwest.
Thursday night rain is likely before 10 p.m. The region, which has been nearly completely dry this winter, was expected to get as much as 4 inches of rain by early Tuesday.
The winter weather really ramps up Thursday into Friday, the Weather Service said. Snowfall of 2 to 4 inches with locally higher amounts is possible, along with a glaze of ice.
Day: Sunny, with a high near 51.
The National Weather Service has released information about a winter storm that will soon hit southeast Missouri and southern IL.
Wind chills at the Billings Logan International Airport had dropped into the low single digits by 6:30 a.m.
This swath of snow could be heavy, and there's potential for significant ice accumulation in areas where freezing rain is most persistent. Continue to check the latest forecasts.