Columbus and Central Ohio Weather

High pressure off the Northeast Atlantic coast is pumping unseasonably mild air into the Ohio Valley. Low pressure in the southern Plains will enhance the gusty southwesterly winds that pushed afternoon temperatures into the mid-70s, with some high clouds. Readings tonight will stay in the mild 50s, as clouds increase.

A Wind Advisory is in effect for Saturday afternoon and evening, for strong southerly winds (15-30 mph) that could gust as high as 40-50 mph across the northwest half of Ohio, including parts of the Columbus area.

Saturday will be mostly cloudy, with low pressure moving through the Upper Midwest. A band of showers will approach western Ohio late in the day, but the best chance for rain will come ahead of a weakening cold front later in the evening.

Behind the front, skies will slowly clear Sunday morning, although clouds will linger across the southeastern part of the state. Little temperature change will occur, as readings approach 70 in the afternoon. A secondary cold front will cross the state early Monday, bringing a slight cooldown (mid-60s) to start the week.

The weather will remain mild and dry for Election Day on Tuesday, Temperatures will warm back to near 70 degrees later in the week, with breezy conditions. A few showers are likely on Friday.


  • Tonight: Clouds increase, breezy, very mild. Low 59
  • Saturday: Mostly cloudy, windy, showers late. High 76
  • Sunday: Clearing, pleasant. High 72 (47)
  • Monday: Sunny. High 66 (48)
  • Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High 65 (45)
  • Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High 67 (44)
  • Thursday: Partly cloudy, windy, warmer. High 70 (48)
  • Friday: Mostly cloudy, few showers. High 65 (55)