A freezing rain advisory has been issued for early Friday morning.
The advisory is in effect from 2 a.m. to 9 a.m. Friday, according to the National Weather Service.
Freezing drizzle is expected late tonight into Friday morning. A winter storm with snow and ice is expected Saturday into Sunday morning with travel difficulties likely, according to the weather service.
The winter storm watch is in effect from late Friday night through Sunday morning.
A cold front will move through tonight, bringing much colder air to the area, the weather service said. Any remaining light precipitation may become freezing drizzle or light freezing rain during the overnight and early morning hours Friday.
A larger storm system will arrive this weekend, bringing the potential for more wintry precipitation over a large portion of the area. Freezing rain will be the primary concern Saturday morning and afternoon, followed by a round of snow Saturday evening into Sunday morning.
Ice accumulation of less than a tenth of a inch is expected late tonight through Friday morning.
This weekend, there is increasing probability for a band of 3 to 6 inches of snow, with up to a half-inch of sleet, and up to a quarter-inch of freezing rain over portions of the area. The locations where the wintry mix will fall are not certain at this time, according to the weather service.
People planning to travel early Friday morning should use caution when driving and monitor road conditions, the weather service stated. Weekend travel could become very difficult across the area with freezing rain and snowfall accumulations.