Blizzard Warnings posted ahead of Wednesday storm

A post-Christmas snow storm is set to hit the WNWO viewing area.

Snow will overspread the area as we move through Wednesday morning.

That snow will intensify as we move into the mid-afternoon hours...just as winds begin to really pick up out of the northeast.

Heavy snow and wind will make for difficult driving conditions from about mid-afternoon well into Wednesday evening.

The snow will taper off through the evening...but winds will continue to cause blowing and drifting problems overnight and into Thursday morning.

The National Weather Service in Cleveland has issued Blizzard Warnings for Hancock, Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca, Erie, Huron, Crawford and Wyandot counties from 7am Wednesday through 7am Thursday.

All other portions of the viewing area are under a Winter Storm Warning...except for Lenawee and Monroe counties in Michigan...which are under a Winter Weather Advisory.

Snow totals by Thursday morning will range from just an inch or so in and around Hillsdale, 4" to 6" in the Metro Toledo area....and then climb into the 8" to 10" range just southeast of the Maumee river.

Areas from Sandusky toward Fremont, Tiffin and Findlay...and points to the southeast of that line...could see as much as 12" of snow.

The snow will continue to blow and drift into Thursday morning...but winds should finally subside into Thursday afternoon.

WNWO will have complete coverage of the storm here on the web...and via Facebook and Twitter. (@WNWOWeatherTeam).

Please stay tuned for updates on the slight changes in storm track and intensity could alter the going forecast.