There has been a lot of talk about a possible winter storm in the East during the middle/end of next week, which could bring significant snow from the central Appalachians to perhaps Quebec, while the Northeast U.S., East Coast and the Maritimes potentially get strong winds and heavier rainfall.
Keep in mind, it is still very early in the forecast window, and thus confidence on the track, timing and strength is fairly low at this time. However, I will continue to keep you posted on my thinking and the latest forecast model trends with this event as we go through the weekend and into early next week.
Updated weekly long range through week of Dec. 2-8
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A few more rounds of snow and cold through early next week followed by a gradual, but significant pattern change.
Record-challenging cold and snow headed for the southern Prairies.