Columbus and Central Ohio Weather

A weak disturbance aloft brought considerable cloudiness and a stray sprinkle, but dry air is preventing anything more than a sprinkle, as temperatures will reach the mid-70s for the second straight day.

A few showers could develop across the norther part of the state tonight ahead of a strong cold front that has limited moisture. Morning readings will be in the upper 40s and low 50s under cloudy skies, with departing showers in the east.

Quite blustery and unseasonably cool weather will arrive Friday. Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy Friday, and temperatures will be 15-20 degrees cooler, topping out in the mid-to upper 50s. A sprinkle is possible in northeast Ohio.

Frost is likely early Saturday and Sunday in the colder outlying areas. with morning lows in the mid- to upper 30. Skies will be sunny through the weekend, as high pressure builds in across the region. Temperatures in East Lansing Saturday afternoon for the OSU-Michigan State game will be in the mid-50s, under sunny skies, with a 4 p.m. kickoff.

The weather will gradually moderate to seasonal levels next week, under mostly sunny skies.


  • Thursday: Mostly cloudy, some sun, mild. High 76
  • Tonight: Mostly cloudy, breezy, scattered showers. Low 52 Friday: Mostly cloudy, brisk, much cooler. High 58 Saturday: Sunny, crisp. High 58 (38) Sunday: Sunny. High 64 (37) Monday: Sunny. High 67 (41) Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High 71 (45) Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, few showers. High 70 (51)