Columbus and Central Ohio Weather

Low pressure traveling through the Great Lakes brought strong wind gusts (40-50 mph) Thursday that resulted in thousands of customers losing power in Ohio. The high temperature reached 72 degrees in Columbus, easily topping the daily record of 66 (2001).

High pressure will build in tonight and over the weekend, leading to decreasing cloudiness and seasonal weather this weekend.

Saturday will start off with scattered clouds and sub-freezing readings in the mid-20s, with clearing skies and seasonal temperatures in the afternoon near 40 degrees.

A southern storm associated with upper-level low pressure will bring some high cloudiness on Sunday but rain and snow will pass well south of Ohio. Temperatures will edge up into the upper 40s in central Ohio in the afternoon.

Next week will be quite mild. We will see a mix of clouds and sun on Monday, with a weak cold front crossing the state early in the day.

A storm system coming out of the southwest will bring rain and breezy conditions later Tuesday. Readings will soar into the 60s on Wednesday.


  • Friday: Cloudy, cooler, spotty, drizzle. High 43
  • Tonight: Decreasing clouds, colder. Low 28
  • Saturday: Clearing, chilly. High 41
  • Sunday: Clouds and sun. High 49 (29)
  • Monday: Partly sunny. High 48 (28)
  • Tuesday: Increasing clouds, rain late. High 54 (30)
  • Wednesday: Mix clouds and sun, breezy, warmer. High 66 (47)
  • Thursday: Showers. High 62 (50)