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Too warm: City of Woodbury temporarily closes outdoor ice skating facilities

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Woodbury Minnesota 8420 City Centre Drive 55125

Unseasonably warm temperatures will ground outdoor ice enthusiasts in Woodbury for today, at least.

The city of Woodbury announced this morning that outdoor skating rinks and warming houses are closed "due to warm weather and ice conditions," according to an email from the city.

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The email did not state when the facilities would re-open.

Today's rainy conditions will lead to a mix of freezing drizzle later today and Friday, before possibly turning to snow, according to the National Weather Service.

Here's the NWS forecast as of 9:55 a.m.:

Today: Rain. Areas of fog. High near 37. South wind between 8 and 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tonight: A chance of rain, mixing with freezing drizzle after 9pm, then gradually ending. Areas of fog before 9pm. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 21. South wind around 8 mph becoming west northwest. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Friday: Freezing rain and sleet, mainly after noon. Areas of fog before noon. High near 27. North northwest wind between 6 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible. New sleet accumulation of around an inch possible.

Friday Night: A 40 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 3. Wind chill values between -4 and -14. East southeast wind 8 to 17 mph becoming southwest. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

New Year's Day: A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 11. West southwest wind between 14 and 17 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around -3.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 11.

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