Ford County is anticipating severe weather the next couple of days.

In case of severe weather, we would like to consider the safety and well-being of our communities.

Please be sure to monitor the radio, television and/or the National Weather Service for up to date information regarding weather threats.

The change in weather conditions are expected to take place later Wednesday night and into Thursday.

According to the National Weather Service, rain and snow is expected before 3 a.m. on Thursday, then snow, possibly mixed with freezing rain between 3 and 5 a.m. with snow likely after 5 a.m.

Widespread blowing snow, mainly after 3 a.m. with a low around 19 degrees with winds south at 15 to 25 miles per hour becoming north northwest 28 to 38 miles per hour after midnight.

Winds could gust as high as 55 miles per hour with an 80 percent chance of precipitation.

Little to no ice accumulation is expected with night time snow of less than a half inch.

The weather service indicate that on Thursday there is a 50 percent chance of snow before 8 a.m. with widespread blowing snow before 7 a.m.

It is forecasted to be partly sunny with a high of 32 degrees with a wind chill of -1 degree with winds north at 29 to 34 miles per hour, decreasing to 21 to 26 miles per hours in the afternoon, gusts can get as high as 48 miles per hour during the day.

Snow accumulation for Thursday is expected to be less than a half inch.