Periods of heavy snow are likely as we head into Friday and through Friday night leading to difficult to even dangerous travel conditions through lower and higher mountain passes. Gusty winds will also lead to blowing snow in our higher elevations adding to travel concerns. WINTER STORM WARNINGS & WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES have been posted for the threats of significant snow accumulations and treacherous travel in our higher elevations. Westside valleys could see some minor snow accumulations with a changeover from rain to snow Friday evening. Stay with StormWatch 12 on-air and online for updates on this winter storm.