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Track travel, storm conditions as winter blast barrels toward Minnesota

another A winter storm is headed for the Upper Midwest, poised to bring snow, wind, and possibly blizzard conditions to much of Minnesota later this week.

The National Weather Service predicts 6 inches or more of snow in some places Wednesday through Thursday, making it “impossible and life threatening” to cross Minnesota later this week. said there is Thursday and Friday will see dangerously cold weather and possible whiteouts.

Here’s how to check the forecast, travel status and flight updates for the next few days.

Update forecast

Traffic jam on snowy highway

Snow howls on my morning commute in Minneapolis on November 29th.

Ben Hovland | MPR News File

A winter storm warning is in effect for much of southern, central and northeastern Minnesota through the end of Wednesday through Friday. This includes the Twin Cities, St. Cloud, Duluth, Rochester and Mankato. Cold weather alerts and warnings have been issued for many parts of the region later this week.

travel conditions

These state transportation departments are providing live updates on road conditions and crashes.

For Twin Cities bus and light rail users, Metro Transit provides weather updates. metro transit When metro transit alert Twitter page, and its website.

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Flight updates

If you are flying from Minneapolis-St. Paul to Paul International Airport or any other airport in the area, or if you plan to fly in, the airport provides flight status updates online.

go to the park with family

Zara Juta (center), Clive (left), and Lenox (right) are ready to skate at Fuller Park in Minneapolis on November 29th.

Kerem Ussel | MPR News

trail conditions

Winter storms can spell trouble for travelers, but they’re welcome news for skiers, snowmobilers, and other winter activity enthusiasts.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources provides up-to-date information on the state of cross-country ski and snowmobile trails along state parks and state trails around Minnesota.

The Minnesota Ski Association posts updates on snow conditions at downhill ski and snowboard areas in the state.

The Loppet Foundation has posted an update on the state of Minneapolis’ cross-country ski trails. shares the latest in cross-country ski trails from across the state.