Winter will not give up easily

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COLUMBUS (WCMH)–A wavering cold front dipped south into central Ohio Saturday evening, dropping the temperature as much as 25 degrees, with a gusty north wind, into the mid-40s. Readings across the southern half of the state were running well into the 60s, after topping out in the low 80s in the southeastern counties.

The wild weather ride will continue as a potent storm cross the region Sunday, with up-and-down temperatures, finally settling into winter mode Sunday night and Monday. This, after a season high of 82 degrees on Friday in Columbus was the highest reading since Oct. 7 of last year.

For those who are tired of spring backpedaling, there is not much we can do but put our warmer jackets back on and deal with a windy, cold pattern that will bring another light grassy coating of snow north and west of the city on Monday, and as the air turns even colder in the evening, perhaps a dusting around Columbus, too. 

Between now and then, expect periods of rain and gusty wind through the remainder of the weekend, with wildly fluctuating temperatures in the middle of the state–staying cold in the north and balmy in the south … until a strong cold front swoops in from the northwest behind the Sunday storm.

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