COLUMBUS (WCMH)–Do not get too used to the spring-like warmth today, because it will all change by tonight. Tuesday will mark our 27th consecutive day with above-normal temperatures–and then the streak ends abruptly.
The thermometer will soar to 60 degrees at lunchtime, with a stiff southwesterly wind, before a cold front slides through late this afternoon, possibly accompanied by a shower or even a thunderstorm capable of powerful wind gusts. A Wind Advisory is in effect into the overnight.
Behind the front, our March-like weather will disappear, with gusty winds and readings falling into the 40s, and then the 30s tonight, along with sprinkles and flurries.
The coldest weather of the season will arrive by early Wednesday, and temperatures will be stuck in the 20s with snow showers.
In other words, we will finally have winter in winter. And expect a few inches of snow this weekend for the first time in more than a month that actually stays on the ground!