Expect wind chills to range from 10 below zero to 20 below zero.
A winter storm warning and advisory are in effect until 10 p.m. Forecasters predict snow and sleet accumulations of 1 to 2 inches for north and central Indiana.
The National Weather Service says up to a quarter-inch of ice and 2-4 inches of snow will create hazardous conditions across much of southern Indiana.
Officials in central and northern Indiana are warning people that dangerously cold temperatures being felt in the state can quickly cause frostbite.
Meteorologists say expected snowfall late Friday or early Saturday just might stick around long enough for a Hoosier white Christmas.
Paoli Peaks will open for the winter season Friday. The kick-off to skiing season comes just in time for students to visit during the holiday break.
Up to 8 inches of snow is the forecast Saturday for far northern Indiana. The rest of the state could see an inch or two by Saturday night.
The recreational skiing business started pumping out snow Wednesday in preparation of opening next weekend.
Forecasters are calling for single digit wind chills and snow showers late this week.
A hard freeze will occur each night through early next week. Any sensitive vegetation should be protected against the cold.