La Crosse, WI (KROC AM News) - The National Weather Service is forecasting howling winds on Thursday followed by the possibility of accumulating snow on Friday.

A wind advisory will be in effect from 9 AM through 6 PM Thursday, which is when the region could expect to see 20-35 mile-per-hour winds with gusts of 45 miles per hour.

On Friday, a developing storm system could bring 1 to 2 inches of snow to the Rochester area by late in the day. A large area in Iowa is under a winter storm watch for Friday because of the possibility of 5-7 inches of snow from the same storm.