Rain, snow and freezing temperatures are expected to move into the area by Friday, threatening to interrupt holiday events scheduled for the weekend.
The National Weather Service is giving a hazardous weather outlook for Crawford County for the weekend, including a dangerous wind chill potential for Friday and Saturday.
According to forcasters with NWS and AccuWeather Global Weather Center, dangerous cold sweeping over the area will set up a weather pattern favoring a narrow zone of freezing rain, sleet and some snow late this week.
Mixed winter precipitation is on track to begin sometime early Thursday, with a predicted high of 35 degrees and a 100 percent chance of freezing rain, becoming a mix of rain and snow in the evening, according to the NWS.
Friday will see a high of 29 degrees, with an 80 percent chance of snow. Freezing temperatures will continue through the weekend, according to the NWS.
AccuWeather.com reports that the swath of ice and a wintry mix threatens to slow travel and cut power from areas of Texas to Pennsylvania, including parts of Arkansas.
There is the potential for the ice and a wintry mix to last more than a few hours, according to AccuWeather.com.
In some cases, a buildup of ice may span two days, which could result in sporadic power outages.