Columbus and Central Ohio Weather

Red, White & Boom! was hot and sticky, leading to isolated evening storms. A line of storms aligned with I-71 southwest of Columbus passed south of I-70 after sunset. With very muggy air, individual storms would have been capable of gusty winds and heavy rain

A second round of showers and storms will drift through the region ahead of a sagging cold front after midnight.

The front will settle near the Ohio River Saturday afternoon, bringing an end to scattered showers and storms in the morning, except over the southern tier of the state. Some sunshine will return in the afternoon, with readings in the mid-80s.

The front will stall over Kentucky on Sunday, where the focus of showers will be, although spotty showers and isolated storms will develop as far north southern Ohio. Farther north, the weather will be less humid in northern and central parts of the state.

Heat and humidity will begin to build back Monday, with an isolated storm in the northwest on the Fourth of July, as temperatures climb back toward 90 degrees.

The weather will be unsettled much of next week, with weak disturbances triggering scattered showers and storms. High will average in the upper 80s as cloud cover becomes more prominent.

Forecast

  • Red, White & Boom!: Mostly cloudy, muggy, showers south of I-70. Near 80
  • Tonight: Showers and storms, sticky. Low 70
  • Saturday: Early showers, some clearing. High 88
  • Sunday: Mostly cloudy, showers south. High 87 (68)
  • Fourth of July: Partly cloudy, warm. High 91 (67)
  • Tuesday: Partly sunny, humid, few showers/storms. High 89 (71)
  • Wednesday: Partly sunny, few showers/storms High 87 (69)
  • Thursday: Mix clouds and sun, stray storm. High 87 (70)