The blast of frigid weather that has pushed through the midwest into the south has upped area snow chances to 40% on Thursday according to the National Weather Service.

Lows will be in the teens and highs barely above freezing for the first part of the week. As result, the chances for snow peak at 50% on Thursday night, bracketed by a 40% chance during the day on Thursday followed by a 30% chance on Friday.

If there is a significant snow, the weather is expected to be cold enough to keep it around into next weekend.