The jet stream generally flows west to east in the Northern Hemisphere. Sometimes it takes major turns north and south, essentially getting stuck in the same pattern and slowing the movement of weather. The shape of the jet stream this weekend that will block the weather from moving will look like the Greek letter omega (Ω). This pattern is expected to persist through early next week.
This pattern will cause days of stormy weather, some of which severe across the Plains states. It will also mean a lot of snow for the Rockies. The Southeast however will enjoy high pressure and warm and dry weather.
Highs in the lower 80s baby!!!
Jill Gilardi WBRC First Alert Certified Meteorologist