Let's dive into the models. Here is our interpretation of the latest GFS model. Temperatures near the surface and aloft would allow for much of the precipitation to be mostly snow. The GFS is pinning a very wide area of 2"+ of snow with a narrow band of 4-7" through central Missouri and the Ohio River Valley. The storm would then cruise up the eastern seaboard and dump more snow in the same areas that saw 3 FEET of snow (All the totals here!) The solution does coincide well with previous runs a couple days ago.
The model that forecasted the east coast storm first (Heard it hear first) the European is mapped for you. It shows the least amount of snow out of all the major models, but its track record of success cannot be ruled out. It only puts a narrow band of 2-4" down, and keeps locations that the GFS hammers completely dry. We will need to watch this system play out. It is still out over the Pacific Ocean, we will know so much more once this system crashes on shore later in the week and can become sample by the nation's weather network. The track and location of vorticity maxima will ultimately determine who sees the heaviest (if any) snow fall this time around. Either way, it will usher in colder weather next week.