Call it White Christmas insurance.
According to the outlook, the advisory area could receive one to two inches of snow overnight and early Christmas Eve.
Here is the text of the outlook:
THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA... AND WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN.
.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT
SNOW WILL MOVE IN TO WESTERN MINNESOTA THIS EVENING AND SPREAD EAST INTO WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN LATE TONIGHT WITH ONE TO TWO INCHES OF ACCUMULATION POSSIBLE.
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY
SNOWFALL WILL LINGER INTO MONDAY MORNING ACROSS WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN AND EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA WITH SNOW TOTALS OF ABOUT AN INCH POSSIBLE.
The weather forecast for Dakota County is calling for mostly cloudy skies and a high of 19 today, then a 50 percent chance of snow after midnight.
Click here for an updated forecast for Dakota County.