So now, let's continue the old March 1 tradition of looking at long-range models for signs of the next chase opportunity of the new season. And it happens that we do have a system to watch for next week. Models show a potent trough swinging through the country's midsection during the Monday-Tuesday timeframe. The European model (ECMWF) takes this feature further north, while the GFS really digs it south:
Instability is shown as rather weak with this feature right now, however - meaning that the impressive upper pattern might be limited in its severe potential. It's definitely something to watch for next week, though.