Columbus and Central Ohio Weather

A large and extremely dangerous tornado was located in thunderstorms over Hocking Hills State Park at approximately 7:34 p.m. Wednesday.

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Showers and storms have developed along and north of a warm front this evening A few storms could contain damaging winds and hail, mainly across the southern counties.

A storm system will track across Ohio this evening, with a warm front lifting north, bringing a few rounds of showers and storms, possibly severe. A cold front will end the storm threat well before midnight.

The activity will be east of the area later tonight, with temperatures cooling to the low 60s. The weather will dry out on Thursday, with gradual clearing. Temperatures will be in the pleasant low 70s.

Another upper disturbance will bring isolated showers later Friday, accompanied by cooler weather, with highs in the mid-70s. Conditions will improve for the ongoing Columbus Arts Festival along the Riverfront and Scioto Mile Saturday. A few showers could pop up again Sunday afternoon.

Much warmer weather will develop next week.

Forecast

  • Wednesday: Clouds increase, warm, evening showers/storms. High 79
  • Tonight: Showers, storms, heavy at times. Low 59
  • Thursday: More sunshine late High 73
  • Friday: Partly sunny, showers later. High 75 (58)
  • Saturday: Partly sunny, evening shower, cooler. High 73 (59)
  • Sunday: Mix clouds and sun, isolated shower. High 74 (54)
  • Monday: Sunny. High 79 (55)