Tropical storm Sandy currently sits south of Cuba tonight while she gains strength and begins to move northward. If it was late September, it wouldn't be that big of a deal. However, its late October and there's some cold air to work with which means just one thing. Snow! That's right, we may be witnessing the development of the first big winter storm for the northeast. If things work out as models are suggesting now, the storm would hit on Halloween bringing a good scare to the folks from Pennsylvania all the way into Maine with heavy snow, rain, and wind. Keep in mind that this storm is still in the "fantasy" range, but it's always fun to dream. Regardless of what happens along the east coast, I think we will see some snowfall from Minnesota south through the Plains into Iowa and Nebraska over the next two weeks. The quantity won't be great, but I'm sure you'll see some video on the evening national newscasts of the snow.