Winter Storm Seneca, as it has been called by The Weather Channel, is forecast to possibly bring “blizzard conditions” to the Midwest.
The storm will move across the upper Midwest region and the western Great Lakes on Thursday and into Friday, the Channel said.
A large amount of snow and winds are both expected.
The storm already brought snow to the Rockies and Cascades earlier this week.
It is moving from Kansas to Lake Superior by Friday morning.
The heaviest amount of snow is expected for Iowa, eastern Minnesota, north-central Wisconsin, and the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Between 6 and 12 inches of snow are forecast.
AP update for a winter storm warnings: Blizzard warning for parts of Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A relentless winter delivers another powerful storm in Minnesota where forecasters are warning of blizzard conditions.
Schools in southern Minnesota closed Thursday, including Rochester, Winona and Faribault as heavy snow and strong winds moved into the region. Minneapolis Public Schools canceled all after-school and evening activities and meetings because of the weather.
Ten inches of snow or more was forecast for southern Minnesota with 5 to 8 inches in the Twin Cities metro area. Wind gusts of 40 mph are expected to whip up blizzard conditions in some parts of the state.
The National Weather Service posted a blizzard warning for all of south central and southeastern Minnesota. A mixture of snow, sleet and rain will turn to all snow throughout the day.