After a calm day Thursday, winds will be picking up Thursday night.
High Wind Warnings are in effect across the area, and widespread gusts of over 40 mile per hour are expected by Friday morning.
The winds will be picking up as a cold front passes through the area.
This front will also bring mountain snow, making for some slippery passes by Friday morning.
Cooler temperatures are expected as well.
Highs Friday will occur at midnight, and will be in the upper 30s to lower 40s.
Temperatures will fall off slightly through the afternoon.