Columbus weather forecast: Spring in late December continues

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DENSE FOG ADVISORY UNTIL 9 A.M.

Partial clearing and overnight cooling into the upper 30s has created a blanket of dense fog, especially thick along the I-70 corridor. Be careful on the roads through early Saturday.

High pressure will build in from the west, with some sunshine Saturday and unseasonably mild weather.

Meanwhile, a powerful winter storm over the Southwest is bringing heavy rain and mountain snow to Southern California and Arizona — more than one foot in places– and is spreading northeast across New Mexico and Colorado. High winds, torrential downpours, mudslides, and even a tornado have snarled travel in the deserts and over high terrain.

Clouds will slowly increase Saturday afternoon on another balmy winter day, ahead of that storm traveling from the Texas Panhandle to near Duluth, Minnesota, and then slowing down due to intensification, while accompanied by widespread rain and gusty southwest winds.

A cold front will push through Sunday night, ending the rain and ushering in seasonable temperatures next week through New Year’s Day.

Tonight: Patchy dense fog, cooler. Low 38

Saturday: Early fog, partly sunny, more clouds later. High 56

Sunday: Rainy day, breezy. High 58 (50)

Monday: Rain/snow shower, colder, some sun. High 44 (37)

Tuesday: Partly sunny, cold. High 37 (27)

New Year’s Day: Mostly sunny. High 41 (24)

Thursday: Cloudy, few showers. High 43 (33)

Have a great holiday weekend! -Ben

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