First snowstorm of the season batters Minneapolis

Minneapolis has declared a snow emergency, and more snow is in the forecast.

University student Madeline Lee shovels snow Saturday in front of Coffman Union where she works. Lee said she had shoveled the front steps several times that morning.

Ian Larson

University student Madeline Lee shovels snow Saturday in front of Coffman Union where she works. Lee said she had shoveled the front steps several times that morning.

Ian Larson

Nearly a foot of heavy, wet snow has fallen in some parts of the metro area during the first snowstorm of the season, and more is likely on the way.

The National Weather Service is predicting Minneapolis will see from five to nine inches of snow on Saturday, with another one to two inches possible throughout the night.

Minneapolis has already declared a snow emergency in what will likely be the largest pre-Thanksgiving snowfall since 1991.

Click here for more information on MinneapolisâÄô snow emergency parking rules.