The NAO will remain negative through next week, so that means we need to watch the East Coast for another storm. The GFS is now showing that storm while the Euro goes out to sea with the storm. The Euro should come around to the storm idea.
Now understand, I am not saying a big storm is coming. What develops should be much weaker than Sandy and produce only gusty winds and rain. What it will do is cause rain over the hard hit areas of the mid-Atlantic delaying clean-up efforts. There is an outside chance the storm will cause higher tides along the coast again which would not be good for the beaches already destroyed by Sandy.
Once we get past that storm, the pattern changes and the storms go back to the West, and the Northeast gets a chance to dry out.
It's going to be a stormy period across the country, but the models seem to differ on the outcome.
The storm that is coming into the Plains will produce a wide range of weather including snow, ice and flooding rains.
The holiday time will be stormy in the Plains and Front Range of the Rockies. Travel will be impacted by the weather.
A swath of moderate to heavy snow to move from the Midwest through the Great Lakes.
A storm will streak out of the Rockies into the Great Lakes producing a swath of a snow along its path.