The National Weather Service office in Green Bay has issued a wind chill advisory for much of Wisconsin, including Kewaunee County, in effect from 9 p.m. Wednesday through 10 a.m. Thursday, with wind chills expected to plummet.

Forecasters also declared a winter storm watch for 2 p.m. Friday through 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16-17, with a chance that 6 to 10 inches of snow could fall during that 28-hour period.

“A bitterly cold Arctic airmass will remain across the region tonight and Thursday morning with blustery west winds continuing,” the NWS statement said. “Sub-zero temperatures combined with bluestery winds will produce wind chills of 20 to 35 below through late Thursday morning.”

Heavy snow is expected to return Friday afternoon and continuing through Saturday afternoon, the weather service said.

“The heaviest snow is expected to occur over central and northeast Wisconsin, including the Lake Michigan shoreline. In addition, increasing northwest winds will bring some blowing and drifting to the new snowfall Saturday into Saturday night.”

The overnight low is expected to be about 3 below zero early Thursday, with the high for the day venturing only up to 5 above.