The ECMWF Ensembles combine to believe that a strong system will make landfall in the Mid-Atlantic, with heavy winds and rain following along. I do not doubt the presence of some snow in the Ohio Valley from this system as well if the ensembles give enough cold air to the west of the original landfall.
The GFS Ensembles are even stronger and also hit the Northeast with Sandy at a strength in the 980's, indicating that the system looks to be pretty strong. It should be noted that for both sets of ensembles, some members are stronger than this, and some members are weaker than the forecasts above. This is a mean (average) of all of the ensembles within the GFS' base or the ECMWF's base.
I show you these forecasts because the models themselves may as well be as good as a life raft in the desert- sometimes it's practical (for shelter), sometimes it's not (there are no oceans in the desert). I think it's time to take a few steps back and see what the ensembles have to offer, because they are the best bet at this long range forecasting of a tropical cyclone.