A heavy, wind-driven snowfall will bring travel to a standstill through northeastern Pennsylvania and central New York Thursday afternoon and Thursday night. At times, the snow will be falling at 1 to 2 inches per hour, and blowing snow will be so bad you won't be able to see across the street.

This bad winter storm will probably force certain sections of highway through northeastern Pennsylvania and central New York to close. Best be advised that travel through this region should be avoided if at all possible beginning Thursday afternoon.

The storm itself will have a much broader scope, but the area that is outlined is where we feel it will hit the hardest.

Story by AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist John Kocet.