Friday's forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with a high of 49 and an overnight low of 21. Several inches of snow are likely.
A south wind will be 9 to 16 miles per hour, gusting to as high as 24 miles per hour.
Winter Storm Hunter will bring a mess of heavy snow, freezing rain and sleet from the West to the Plains, Midwest and Northeast through Saturday.
Rainfall in Sacramento has totaled just 3.57 inches since the "water year" began October 1, or 45 percent of normal, and the new rainfall won't be enough to bring the region up to par.
Winter Storm Hunter will bring wind-driven snow to parts of northern Plains Wednesday into Thursday.
For the Eagles game at 4:35 p.m. Saturday against the Atlanta Falcons in Philadelphia, rain could be ending, but at least it will be warm, with a high of 54.
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"It's a pretty significant (weather) system here, more moisture than the previous systems that have come through here", said Mike Kochasic of the National Weather Service in Sacramento.
It's those details that will help determine what type and how much precipitation we can expect in central in - and whether we can expect less than an inch or a few inches of snow and where. Cold wind chills as low as 20 below zero will cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
The majority of Cass, Crow Wing and Aitkin counties may get some of the heaviest snowfall with 4-6 inches.
Sunday night - Mostly cloudy, with a low about 3. North northeast wind around 6 miles per hour.
Martin Luther King day is expected to be partly sunny with a high near 36 degrees. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.
TUESDAY: Mostly cloudy with snow showers.