Beautiful day, humidity returns with storms Friday in Columbus

Forecast

We’re enjoying another beautiful day with plentiful sun, low humidity, and highs edging into the seasonable low 80s with a southerly breeze, after another cool morning in the upper 40s and low 50s. High pressure will drift east toward the Mid-Atlantic Coast, causing a return flow from the south that will introduce more humidity and warmer weather for the weekend.

A warm front will lift north tomorrow, focusing a round of rain and thunder in the morning, tapering off midday. If we see sufficient sunshine in the afternoon, some strong to severe storms will develop on lingering boundaries ahead of an approaching cold front. Evening and overnight storms will bring a continuing threat of damaging winds and hail with stronger storms, and heavy downpours are likely in spots overnight.

A weak cold front will push slowly south Saturday. Lingering moisture and heating could lead to pop-up showers and storms in the early evening. The same boundary will shift north Sunday, again with a few scattered mostly late-day storms.

Another strong cold front will arrive Monday with showers and storms, then cooler weather for several days, like this past week.

Forecast

  • Thursday: Mostly sunny, little warmer. High 83
  • Tonight: Clouds increase late. Low 61
  • Friday: Showers, rumbles a.m., some sun p.m., very warm, humid, late strong storms. High 89
  • Saturday: Showers early, some sun, sticky, isolated pop-ups p.m. High 87 (70)
  • Sunday: Early shower, afternoon pop-ups, sticky. High 88 (65)
  • Monday: Mostly cloudy, showers, storms. High 85 (69)
  • Tuesday: Morning showers, cooler. High 75 (62)
  • Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High 78 (54)

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