The weather pattern to me looks rather wild next weekend and there after. As the current storm moves away, another storm will develop next week and could be another major one for the northern Plains. The models seem to be having a hard time with the next storm. The GFS for example had a blizzard in the Dakotas on the 00z run and moved it north into Canada on the 6z run. The Euro does not develop the storm until it heads into northern Ontario, so there is quite a difference. I would probably go with the idea that a storm develops over Minnesota and could bring snow to the Dakota's late next week.
I did read the NOAA story about the El Nino challenge for this winter. I actually agree with the story that the El Nino is having a hard time coming about and that we may face more neutral conditions going through winter. If that were to happen, I think the result will be snow for the Northeast and even some snow in the Midwest. I will be doing my winter forecast soon and will be factoring in the ENSO conditions.
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.