First Snowstorm of the Season? Computer models are strongly hinting at a changeover from rain to wet snow late Friday night into midday Saturday, from Duluth to St. Cloud, Willmar and Mankato - where some 5-10"+ amounts are possible. Based on the current storm track precipitation should fall as MOSTLY rain in the immediate metro area, but a couple inches of slush can't be ruled out, especially far western suburbs. If the storm tracks 50-100 miles farther east enough cold air could be in place for significant snow even in the Twin Cities metro. Too early to tell - right now it appears the heaviest snow bands will set up 40-100 miles west of MSP. A little close for comfort. Keep checking back - 4 new computer runs/day - I want to see some consistency and continuity in the models before I get REALLY excited. Right now I'd bet on a few inches of slush in the metro by Saturday night, an inch on the east side of St. Paul, maybe 2-4" or more for the western suburbs.