Today will be quiet, mainly dry, partly to mostly cloudy. A light breeze will keep highs in the middle to upper 20s. There will be a few flurries, but the big snow arrives tonight.
The entire Storm Track Weather Team stands behind a forecast of 3-5''for this storm. As always, isolated areas could receive a little less or more, but that is a solid range to focus on moving forward. The track of the low pressure system responsible for bringing us this winter weather will travel through the Ohio River Valley, dumping most of its energy and moisture over the northwest Ohio region.
This will be a prolonged event, hence the higher end of the accumulation range, beginning as early asmidnight tonight, carrying through to noon Saturday. Over those 12 hours, there could be some very heavy snow at times, which may lead to low visibility. The snow is also likely to coat roads quickly, and multiple times over the course of the event, so crews will be working hard to keep up.