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Update: Hazardous Weather Outlook Issued for Hennepin County, Maple Grove

The National Weather Service: "Any accululation should be an inch or less."

Updated 8 p.m. Dec. 15, 2012 - As of 3:42 p.m., the National Weather Service issued an updated Hazardous Weather Outlook for Hennepin County stating "light rain will change to light snow this evening. Any accululation should be an inch or less."

National Weather Service stated accumulating snow "is looking possible Wednesday night through Thursday of next week" especially in southern Minnesota as "another snow system moves across the midwest." 

8:45 a.m. Dec. 15, 2012 - Maple Grove might see some rain and snow this weekend. It will be sloppy, but nothing like last weekend.

The National Weather Service said forecast rain mixed with snow Saturday afternoon, changing to snow overnight. As a result, the National Weather Service issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook Saturday morning for the Maple Grove and Hennepin County area.

"Snowfall accumulations of a trace to one inch appear possbile by daybreak Sunday," according to the National Weather Service website.

High temperatures are forecast in the mid-30s and low temperatures around 28 degrees Saturday night. Sunday is forecast to be a bit cooler with temperatures around 30 degrees and dipping to 15 degrees Sunday.

Here is the National Weather Service's Full Hazardous Weather Outlook statement as of 5:45 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15:

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA...AND WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN.

DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

RAIN IS EXPECTED TO MIX WITH SNOW THIS AFTERNOON...AND CHANGE OVER TO SNOW TONIGHT. SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF A TRACE TO ONE INCH APPEAR POSSIBLE BY DAYBREAK SUNDAY.

DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN.....SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

MORE ACCUMULATING SNOW IS LOOKING POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY OF NEXT WEEK AS ANOTHER STORM SYSTEM MOVES ACROSS THE MIDWEST. TEMPERATURES WITH THIS SYSTEM LOOK TO BE COOLER...WITH PRECIPITATION FALLING AS SNOW.

SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... SPOTTERS AND SNOWFALL OBSERVERS ARE URGED TO REPORT SNOWFALL AMOUNTS TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

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