Storms moving out of central Ohio, cooler air moves in

Forecast

UPDATE: Click here for Wednesday’s forecast for Central Ohio and live VIPIR radar

The severe t-storm watch included Knox, Hardin, Marion, & Morrow Counties until it expired at 3 am; the emainder of central Ohio is included in the watch until 6am, as far south as Ross, Jackson and Athens counties. The main threats are strong gusty winds and hail with these storms.

***ENHANCED RISK FOR SEVERE STORMS NORTH OF I-70 TONIGHT, SLIGHT RISK FOR SEVERE STORMS SOUTH OF I-70 ***

TIMING: The strongest of the cells moved through the Columbus metro area between 2:30 and 3am. As of 3:26am, the main area of concern is from Fairfield County down to Athens County, where the bulk of the storms are pushing through to the south.

QUICK WEATHER FORECAST:

  • Overnight: Strong/severe storms after midnight, low 58
  • Wednesday: Showers early am, clearing mild, high 70
  • Thursday: Showers early, breezy, cloudy, colder, high 51
  • Friday: Mixed clouds, chilly, high 49
  • Saturday: Mixed clouds, high 56

FORECAST DISCUSSION:

Good very early Wednesday morning,

The biggest threats will occur generally between about 11pm to the north to 4am in the south, and will be large hail and damaging winds with this line of storms overnight. Lows tonight will drop back into the upper 50s.

We will see clearing skies from north to south on Wednesday and a nice afternoon with highs back near 70. This will be ahead of the cold front that will push through Wednesday night with additional rain showers possible and lows in the middle 40s.

The high temp on Thursday will occur at midnight, but the daytime high will only climb to the lower 50s with partly sunny skies and breezy conditions. Expect clouds to stick around for Friday and Saturday as well, and a pretty cool pattern setting up.

Highs on Friday will only reach into the upper 40s. Saturday we will have a frosty start with temps near freezing early, and a warmer afternoon back into the middle 50s with mixed clouds.

Easter Sunday appears to be wet as we will have rain showers in the forecast ahead of another cold front and highs back closer to normal in the upper 50s. Sunday night rain will continue into early Monday, and then skies will break again with a breezy day and highs in the lower to mid 50s.

Tuesday will be even cooler with a freeze in the morning, and temps only pushing into the lower 50s during the day.

-Dave

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