Gusty showers, storms bring end to early summer heat in Columbus


Showers and storms moved through central Ohio this afternoon, bringing brief gusty winds and cooler weather. Temperatures reached the mid-80s with summerlike humidity, before the rain arrived and lowered readings to near 70 degrees.

A cold front will push south of the Ohio River tonight, bringing an end to scattered showers. High pressure will move in, providing a dry, warm day Thursday. A wave east of the Rockies will move through the Upper Midwest, eventually pushing the boundary farther north Thursday night, with some showers and storms returning late.

A cold front will cross Ohio Friday, as low pressure moves south of the Ohio River. Friday will be wet with off/on showers, lingering into Saturday, before drier and much cooler air brings clearing skies. The rest of the holiday weekend should be delightful.


  • Wednesday: Clouds, sticky scattered showers, storms. High 85
  • Tonight: Evening showers east, some clearing cooler. Low 58
  • Thursday: Partly cloudy. High 79
  • Friday: Showers, storms, mostly cloudy. High 72 (61)
  • Saturday: Clouds, showers ending, quite cool. High 62 (51)
  • Sunday: Sunny, pleasant. High 72 (47)
  • Memorial Day: Partly cloudy. High 77 (49)
  • Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. High 78 (56)

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