The roller coaster jet stream has waves like a choppy sea.
But sometimes if those waves phase together, you can get one big wave that will surprise you.
As of late Wednesday, one atmospheric wave southwest of Alaska may be the ripple that puts all the waves into phase and makes a nor’easter storm off the eastern US coast during the weekend.
As of now, the National Weather Service is looking at the mathematical models and thinking that the waves won’t phase together. And the high pressure system we’d rely on to keep the cold air in to make a snowstorm doesn’t seem to want to hang around through the weekend.
But watch out, just in case.