The National Weather Service issued a special weather statement Tuesday night, warning of possible whiteout conditions, wind gusts of 50 MPH and hazardous road conditions.
The service said that temperatures will drop overnight Tuesday, leading to black-ice conditions Wednesday morning.
An arctic cold front will pass through the area Wednesday afternoon into early evening, accompanied by a line of snow showers and/or snow squalls as well as wind gusts of 45 to 50 mph. Brief whiteout conditions and a quick coating to inch of
snow are possible. Travel conditions could be hazardous during the evening commute.
A frigid airmass will arrive Wednesday evening into Thursday, with minimum windchills as cold as 10 to 20 degrees below zero by Thursday morning.