Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Rain moves across Ohio through the day today. A cold front is pushing this through, and the cold air behind the front likely does catch up to the moisture later this afternoon and evening, allowing the rains to end as snow. We are keeping our projection of 1-3 inches of snow in central and eastern ares before all is said and done tonight, while western and NW areas see a coating to an inch. That will be after rain totals for the event of half to 1.4″ over 90% of Ohio. This will be soggy day. Temps will be well above normal into this afternoon, but when that front finally arrives, we see those temps crash hard. The maps below show storm total liquid equivalent precipitation (which includes what fell late yesterday) and also the snow as this thing ends. These maps are through tomorrow early morning.We turn much colder air for the rest of the week. We can’t rule out some lake effect snow in northern and especially northeast Ohio areas tomorrow, but the threat looks smaller than our previous forecast. Friday, we keep strong north winds around, but only minor chances for morning lake snows. The rest of the state will see at least partly sunny skies both days. Two quick hit “clipper” systems move through the state and the eastern corn belt this weekend. The first comes after midnight Friday night and goes into Saturday afternoon. That front will have the potential for a coating to an inch over about 60% of the state, skewed more to the north. A second wave on Sunday brings similar totals to the northern half to third of the state. There can be a bit of wind, but we really don’t think either event is anything to get too excited over. Our next front is still on the way for early next week, although it may come in just a bit sooner, late Monday into Tuesday. This front still has the potential to bring at least 1”-3” snow potential to 70% of the state. Then another round of bitter cold air takes the state for Wednesday and Thursday as we finish out January, and that likely squeezes out a few flurries in that period, even with no good moisture source. We are leaving the rest of the forecast unchanged through early February For the extended period, we have a chance of rain or snow for the 2nd and 3rd. Available liquid with the system still looks impressive, but perhaps not quite to yesterday’s levels, with half to 1.5” possible. Still, with that much liquid available, we better pray for rain…because if all snow, it would pack quite a punch. Another round of Canadian air rushes in for the 4th, bringing lake effect snow back to the region, and then another front can produce snow, potentially significant, for the night of the 5th through the 6th.