Father’s Day weekend muggy with spotty storms, but welcome sunshine in Columbus, central Ohio

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A weak cold front will dip south overnight into northern Ohio before stalling, triggering scattered showers and storms in a muggy environment, but without the dynamics that brought stronger and more widespread storms Friday night.

Expect more sunshine Sunday, after morning clouds and isolated showers dissipate, along with increasing heat and humidity, as temperatures rebound into the mid- to upper 80s. A few scattered storms will develop later in the day, but coverage will be spotty, so most or all of Father’s Day will be good for outdoor plans.

As low pressure and a strong cold front approach from the west Monday, numerous showers and storms will erupt, some possibly severe. Pleasantly cool and dry weather will return Tuesday through Thursday like last week’s pattern.

Tropical Depression Claudette

Tropical Storm Claudette moved inland early this morning over southeastern Louisiana and passed near New Orleans, bringing pockets of torrential rain and strong thunderstorms cross the central Gulf Coast states, with some areas receiving upwards of 10 inches, resulting in more flooding. Parts of southern Louisiana had received more than two feet of rain already this spring prior to today. The center of the low will track to near Atlanta and the Mid-Atlantic Coast, too far south to impact the weather in the Ohio Valley.

Forecast

  • Tonight: Humid, partly cloudy, a few showers late. Low 68
  • Sunday: Clouds, early shower, partly sunny, few pop-ups, warm. High 87
  • Monday: Showers, storms likely, mostly cloudy. High 84 (68)
  • Tuesday: Early showers, clearing, much cooler. High 71 (55)
  • Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High 76 (51)
  • Thursday: Partly cloudy. High 82 (55)
  • Friday: Partly sunny, scattered storms. High 84 (63)

Have a good weekend! -Ben

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