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Heavy rain and mountain snow across the northwestern U.S. this weekend

A Pacific storm system will continue to impact the West Coast through Sunday. Heavy rainfall could lead to flash flooding, river and small stream flooding, as well as mudslides and debris flows, especially over burn scars. At higher elevations, strong winds and heavy snowfall, with accumulations of 1 to 3 feet, could result in hazardous travel through mountain passes.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current Conditions

Dakota County

Zone Forecast

  • Tonight Cloudy. A slight chance of freezing drizzle in the evening...then a chance of freezing drizzle...possibly mixed with snow after midnight. Areas of fog after midnight. Near steady temperature around 30. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 20 percent.
  • Sunday Cloudy. Areas of fog in the morning. A chance of freezing drizzle and snow...possibly mixed with drizzle in the morning...then a chance of drizzle...possibly mixed with snow in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 30s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.
  • Sunday Night A chance of sleet and areas of drizzle in the evening...then rain likely...possibly mixed with sleet after midnight. No sleet accumulation. Near steady temperature in the mid 30s. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.
  • Monday Rain...possibly mixed with snow. No snow accumulation. Near steady temperature in the upper 30s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.
  • Monday Night Snow likely and widespread drizzle in the evening...then snow likely after midnight. Snow accumulation less than one half inch. Near steady temperature in the lower 30s. Southwest winds around 5 mph. Chance of snow 60 percent.
  • Tuesday Snow likely in the morning...then snow likely and patchy freezing drizzle in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 30s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.
  • Tuesday Night Cloudy with a 30 percent chance of snow. Lows in the mid 20s.
  • Wednesday Cloudy with a 20 percent chance of snow. Highs around 30.
  • Wednesday Night Mostly cloudy. Lows around 20.
  • Christmas Day Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 20s.
  • Thursday Night Cloudy with a 20 percent chance of snow. Lows around 18.
  • Friday Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of snow. Highs in the lower 20s.
  • Friday Night Decreasing clouds. A 20 percent chance of snow. Lows around 9.
  • Saturday Partly cloudy. Highs around 18.