The odds of a major Winter storm hitting central New York are increasing with the potential of a foot of snow or more.

The National Weather Service is keeping a close eye on the weekend storm barreling down on the Northeast. Snow is expected to begin Saturday afternoon with the heaviest snowfall Saturday night through Sunday midday.

How much will we get? It's too early for the National Weather Service to tell, but it could be a lot.

While it is still much too early to pin down exact amounts, potential of this set up suggests a high end storm with possibly a foot or more of snow for a pretty good chunk of the area.

If more than a foot of snow isn't enough, windy condition will cause areas of blowing and drifting snow. Plus, dangerously cold wind chills well below zero are expected through Monday.

One thing that has also become very clear, is that frigid Arctic air will quickly descend over the region Sunday with gusty winds sending wind chills to well subzero values to round out the weekend.

If you have outdoor or travel plans, you should recognize this could be what the National Weather Service is calling "a high end middle-of-winter storm," and take its potential seriously.