The weather pattern across North America appears to remain very active into next week. One of the things forecasters need to be careful of is one or two runs that show radical changes that more often than not don't wind up happening. It is probably wiser to just let the trend be your friend until such time that mounting evidence suggests something changing.
The teleconnections would suggest a minor interruption in the overall weather pattern for a few days beginning this weekend, however today's weather models are suggesting something a bit different. The Pacific North America index goes negative briefly before shooting back positive again. The East Pacific Oscillation index goes positive before it drops negative again. The combination of a strong positive PNA and a strong negative EPO are usually strong indicators for cold and possibly snowy weather in the Eastern US.
The persistent deep trough in the East will produce several systems dropping southeast out of Canada. The first one Tuesday goes by to our north and bring heavier snows to upstate NY to New England. We here could see temperatures run toward 50 on Tuesday before the cold front passes and cold air comes in late in the day. The arrival of the cold air could come with a burst of snow tomorrow evening. The next system comes on Thursday and this looks weak but there could be a period of snow with this when it goes by...READ MORE AT http://www.meteorologistjoecioffi.com/index.php/2017/12/11/active-weather-pattern-continues-next-week/