The National Weather Service predicts blizzard conditions beginning late Wednesday, followed by brutal wind chills possibly right through Christmas Eve  — and they’re advising Minnesotans with travel plans during that period to change them:

“I would try to either do it before Wednesday afternoon… or try to wait ’til Saturday, because it’s not gonna be good.”

Caleb  Grunzke with the National Weather Service in Chanhassen says it will begin with several inches of light and fluffy snow which will then be blown around by sustained winds of 25 miles an hour with gusts to 40 or 50 — which will usher in overnight wind chills of 30- to 45-below-zero.