Updated Dec. 15, 6 p.m.
At 3:42 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15, the National Weather Service updated their hazardous weather outlook statement, saying that accumulating snow is looking more likely for Wednesday, Dec. 19.
According to the statement:
LIGHT RAIN WILL CHANGE TO LIGHT SNOW THIS EVENING. ANY ACCUMULATION SHOULD BE AN INCH OR LESS.
Original article published Dec. 14
A little after noon on Friday, the National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook for the next few days.
Weather service forecasters say that precipitation will move into portions of central and southwestern Minnesota Friday night and early Saturday morning. Freezing rain and drizzle will turn to snow by Saturday afternoon, with one to three inches of snow accumulation possible.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation said that plow crews are planning on 24-hour coverage throughout the weekend. On the MN DOT Facebook page, officials warned:
Ice on the roads from freezing rain is tricky. Bridges, overpasses and ramps get icy first, because air gets underneath them. Check conditions before heading out this weekend, and keep cruise control off.
Check Golden Valley Patch for weather, traffic and school closure updates as the storm progresses.