Here is my latest interpretation of the ECMWF long range model weekly forecast output.
The model no longer predicts widespread, extreme warmth, but still keeps large parts of the U.S. and southern Canada warmer than normal through April, while the core of the cold remains across the far north.
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Major thaw for the East later next week, but winter may make a comeback toward the end of the month and into early February.
The weather pattern will undergo a significant change across Canada and the U.S. by next week.
The storm that will bring a rare, heavy snowfall to the Carolinas and Virginia tonight into early Saturday will intensify as it moves out over the Atlantic waters on Saturday. This will set the stage for a quick-hitting snowstorm centered over Nova Scotia later Saturday into early Sunday.
Major winter storm to impact eastern Quebec and northern New Brunswick late Thursday through midday Friday.
A major storm could bring heavy snow and strong winds to southern Manitoba and northwestern Ontario late Sunday and early Monday.