Millions brace for Winter Storm Gage as Midwest and New England could see at least 6 inches of snow

A winter storm is bringing snow, ice and heavy winds through the Midwest and New England, potentially interfering with the travel plans of millions.

Winter Storm Gage, the name given by The Weather Channel, is currently battering an area stretching from the Upper Midwest through the Northern and Central Plains. 

Blizzard warnings have been issued for eastern North Dakota and eastern Minnesota, winter storm warnings have been given for the majority of South Dakota and Nebraska, and a winter storm warning was issued for Wisconsin.

Meanwhile in New England, warnings have been given for an area stretching from Bangor, Maine to northeastern Pennsylvania.

Several airlines have issued travel waivers due to the storms and the impacts could been seen through New Year’s Day and into the coming weekend.

A winter storm is bringing snow, ice and heavy winds through the Midwest and New England, potentially interfering with the travel plans of millions

A winter storm is bringing snow, ice and heavy winds through the Midwest and New England, potentially interfering with the travel plans of millions

A winter storm is bringing snow, ice and heavy winds through the Midwest and New England, potentially interfering with the travel plans of millions

At least six inches of snow is expected to fall across the Midwest and Northern Plains through Tuesday

At least six inches of snow is expected to fall across the Midwest and Northern Plains through Tuesday

At least six inches of snow is expected to fall across the Midwest and Northern Plains through Tuesday 

Blizzard warnings have been issued for eastern North Dakota and eastern Minnesota. Pictured: A car stuck in snow in Minnesota from Winter Storm Gage

Blizzard warnings have been issued for eastern North Dakota and eastern Minnesota. Pictured: A car stuck in snow in Minnesota from Winter Storm Gage

Blizzard warnings have been issued for eastern North Dakota and eastern Minnesota. Pictured: A car stuck in snow in Minnesota from Winter Storm Gage

At Minneapolis/St Paul International Airport alone, there been 75 delays and 13 cancellations alone. Pictured: Traffic crossing the bridge across the Rouchleau Pit in Virginia, Minnesota on Sunday

At Minneapolis/St Paul International Airport alone, there been 75 delays and 13 cancellations alone. Pictured: Traffic crossing the bridge across the Rouchleau Pit in Virginia, Minnesota on Sunday

At Minneapolis/St Paul International Airport alone, there been 75 delays and 13 cancellations alone. Pictured: Traffic crossing the bridge across the Rouchleau Pit in Virginia, Minnesota on Sunday

According to flight tracking website, FlightAware, there have been 516 delays and 20 cancellations between 10am and 2pm at 30 airports across the country.  

At Minneapolis/St Paul International Airport alone, there been 75 delays and 13 cancellations alone.

The Point Guys reports that American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines all issues travel waivers for flights in the Upper Midwest for yesterday and today.

On Sunday, the Weather Channel states that snow and winds will hit the Plains and Midwest.

In the Northeast, rain will hammer the region through Sunday night, but warmer winds will prevent the precipitation from turning into snow and ice.

On Monday night, an area from upstate New York to northern new England will be hit with snow, sleet and freezing rain thanks to a bout of cold air.

Light snowfall will also affect the Great Lakes, including Wisconsin and Minnesota, and the Northern Plains of North Dakota and South Dakota. 

In New England and upstate New York, residents are expecting six inches or more of snow mixed with sleet and freezing rain

In New England and upstate New York, residents are expecting six inches or more of snow mixed with sleet and freezing rain

In New England and upstate New York, residents are expecting six inches or more of snow mixed with sleet and freezing rain

Winter storm warnings have been given for the majority of South Dakota and Nebraska, and a winter storm warning was issued for Wisconsin

Winter storm warnings have been given for the majority of South Dakota and Nebraska, and a winter storm warning was issued for Wisconsin

Winter storm warnings have been given for the majority of South Dakota and Nebraska, and a winter storm warning was issued for Wisconsin

On Sunday, there has been 516 delays and 20 cancellations at 30 airports across the country. Pictured: A truck toppled over in snow in Minnesota from Winter Storm Gage

On Sunday, there has been 516 delays and 20 cancellations at 30 airports across the country. Pictured: A truck toppled over in snow in Minnesota from Winter Storm Gage

On Sunday, there has been 516 delays and 20 cancellations at 30 airports across the country. Pictured: A truck toppled over in snow in Minnesota from Winter Storm Gage

According to the Weather Channel, the eastern Dakotas, northern Minnesota and northern Wisconsin will get at least six inches of snow from Winter Storm Gage.

In New England and eastern upstate New York, residents could see six or more inches of snow, although this might be mixed with freezing rain and snow.

Meteorologists predict that between a half-inch and three-quarters of an inch of icing will affect eastern upstate New York into western New England.

However, this is for higher elevations above 1,800 feet with much less significant accumulation in areas below 1,000 feet elevation. 

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