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The threat for severe storms will begin late Friday night in east Texas and central Louisiana and continue into Saturday morning in southeast Texas and southwest and south central Louisiana. South wind around 5 miles per hour.

We'll have warmer temperatures and sunny weather on the Virginia Peninsula Friday.

The wind gusts combined with low humidity wil lead to an increased risk for fires Friday afternoon and early evening, according to a special weather statement. Another round of strong winds, this time out of the North, are expected on Friday for the same areas across the eastern plains.

"We're not expecting quite as much snow as they are getting in north central Nebraska, but with a blizzard, what you're really more concerned with is the high winds", Ewald said.

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Friday's forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies with highs in the upper 30s and a 30 percent chance of snow and winds 35 to 45 miles per hour with gusts of up to 55 miles per hour. High near 63. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. Skies will be mostly cloudy with a low around 53 degrees.

Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 39. Visibility may be near-zero overnight and continue to disrupt commuters into the afternoon hours Saturday, with temperatures falling into the upper 20s and a wind chill factor reaching 10 degrees.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 48.

Interstate 25 southbound from Cheyenne was closed for part of the day on Wednesday, and other highways in the area had restrictions on light, high profile vehicles.