Beautiful fall weekend, after frosty start

Weather

We experienced our first widespread frost early Saturday, with readings ranging from 30 to 34 degrees, and upper 20s in the cold spots east of Columbus, effectively ending the growing season in many areas.

High pressure drifted east across the Appalachians, promoting fair skies and light winds. High clouds and a light southerly flow ensured a gorgeous start to the weekend. Lows tonight will bottom out in the mid-40s due to cloud cover that will hold the temperature up.

Clouds will thicken Sunday ahead of a cold front. Expect breezy conditions as the front slowly sags south, bringing a few late-day showers. The rain will be enhanced Monday by a low-pressure wave moving along the frontal boundary.

The front will drift farther south Tuesday, and showers will taper off. Temperatures will be on the cool side to start the workweek, with highs in the upper 50s.

The same front will lift north midweek as a warm front, sending temperatures soaring to 70 degrees Wednesday and Thursday. Another cold front will bring showers at the end of the week, followed by a little cooldown for the weekend, with ideal weather for Ohio State’s home opener at noon in the Horseshoe, under mostly sunny skies.

Forecast

Tonight: Patchy high clouds, not as cold. Low 46
Sunday: Thickening clouds, passing shower, breezy. High 62 Monday: Periods of rain, cool. High 56 (49)
Tuesday: Showers, clouds linger. High 61 (47)
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, scattered showers. High 68 (51)
Thursday: Partly sunny, warm, breezy. High 72 (54)
Friday: Showers, mild. High 67 (56)
Saturday: Partly cloudy, cooler. High 58 (46)

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