Columbus and Central Ohio Weather

Thunderstorms will return to the forecast Thursday, and the threat for some of those becoming strong to severe will increase to the slight category, which ranks a 2 on a scale of 1-5.

A cold front pushed through the state Wednesday night, bringing cooler temperatures and patchy fog. With some sunshine, readings still only reach the cool mid-50s. More clouds will develop in the afternoon, with the chance for a few isolated showers, mainly across the east.

An upper low will dip into the region Friday and Saturday, keeping the weather cool (40s) and unsettled, with more showers Friday afternoon through Saturday. Isolated thunder is possible.

The rain later Friday night and Saturday will mix with snowflakes, coupled with chilly readings in the 30s in the morning and low 40s in the afternoon. Sunshine will return Sunday, mixed with clouds, though temperatures will top out in the crisp low 50s.

Warmer weather will make it feel more springlike next week. Rain will return Monday, with a lull Tuesday before the weather turns wet again midweek. Highs will rebound to the 60s early in the week, then the low 70s midweek.


  • Thursday: Mostly cloudy, breezy, isolated showers, breezy. High 54
  • Tonight: Partly to mostly cloudy, cool. Low 35
  • Friday: Cloudy, chilly, showers p.m. High 47
  • Saturday: Snow/rain showers, brisk. High 44 (34)
  • Sunday: Partly sunny. High 55 (32)
  • Monday: Rain likely. High 63 (38)
  • Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, shower, warmer. High 71 (52)
  • Wednesday: Scattered showers, storms. High 73 (56)