The above image depicts surface pressure forecast values for Hour 96, roughly the morning of January 16th. The Ocean Prediction Center (OPC), which produced this image, believes this storm system will become unusually strong and reach a minimum pressure reading of 944 millibars. Thanks to the dedicated folks over on the AccuWeather Forums, it has been determined that, when there is a strong storm in the Bering Sea, another strong storm system hits the nation about 18-21 days later.
If we take the date of January 16 and move it out 18 to 21 days, we reach the timeframe of February 3 to February 6th. This is indeed the timeframe I am thinking has potential to hold a rather strong storm for the nation. Considering the polar vortex should be pressing southward and potentially a positive PNA with favorable MJO stages, it would not surprise me to see this system take a track more tuned towards the East Coast- ONLY if a negative NAO is in place. If not, expect a more Ohio Valley/Midwest track.
The potential is there, the strength still has to be determined however. I do not know if any areas will get any precipitation, so please do not ask.