~~~ALL OF THE INFORMATION BELOW IS BASED OFF THE LATEST FORECAST MODELS AND THIS WILL LIKELY NEED TO BE ALTERED AS THE MODELS SLOWLY COME IN AGREEMENT~~~
So for far Northwestern Ohio, by Lima, Toledo, Findlay... it is looking like all snow for you with 5-8+" of snow. For areas from Dayton to Marion to Akron... you will likely get into a little of the wintry mix and your snowfall totals will be less. For Cincinnati to Columbus to East Liverpool... a little rain to wintry mix, then MAYBE some lingering snow left over, but not nearly as much as NW Ohio. For SE Ohio, Chillicothe to Zanesville... you will see rain showers to wintry mix in the early evening, then very little snow, by comparison, by the late evening. Again, this info will likely change some as we get closer, but the GFS has been running the coldest and it is slowly warming up and agreeing with the Euro, NAM, and CMC. It is a very tricky forecast and the only places I feel confident, 48 hours out, giving a snowfall total forecast for... is areas that will see all snow, which is NW Ohio. The rest of us will likely see some rain or wintry mix that will greatly cut down on our snowfall totals.
(Click image to enlarge)One thing I can guarantee is that next Monday night into Tuesday is going to be VERY, VERY COLD for Ohio. Likely breaking the record. Factor in the winds and we will see wind chills around -30°F in Central Ohio. The air temperature Tuesday morning will likely be around -10°F and we will struggle on Tuesday to get above 0°F for the high. Make sure to fill up your anti-freeze in your cars!
I will keep an eye on things as it gets closer and have another update with more detail. Have a good one!
Andrew Buck Michael
BTW, this is my 999 entry... next one is 1,000th entry!!!!