The pattern really has gone to the extreme with the storm early next week. The models seem to have come into consensus with the storm. It seems the models want to phase the trough with the southern branch energy to produce a storm that tracks just east of the Appalachians. You know darn well the storm is going to head to the coast and try to seek out the warm waters if that is correct. So while the models show the heavy snow of over a foot across western PA, eastern OH into Ontario, it could easily be east of there depending on the track. So it appears we have the storm, now the track and snow amounts is next. By the way, the NAO is shown to go negative which one would think the storm would to the coast.