High temperatures will be in the mid 30s to lower 40s.
Rain could reach southern Ohio on Sunday night and the northern part of the state on Monday.
Temperatures are expected to be gradually warmer early in the week and cooler later in the week. The mildest day is expected to be Tuesday.
The long-range weather maps suggest that a white Christmas is possible in some parts of the state. Snow could start falling on Christmas Eve, but the National Weather Service's Christmas forecast will not be made until Sunday.
Sunrise Sunday in Columbus is at 7:50 a.m. and sunset Sunday is at 5:10 p.m.