Columbus and Central Ohio Weather


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

Cooler air will filter behind a cold front tonight. Winds will slowly subside after midnight as the storm moves off to the northeast. Readings will fall to around 40 degrees overnight.

Upper level low pressure will pull down colder air, with a few rain and now showers Friday, with the best chance to see a few snowflakes across the northern half of the state in the evening.

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 will bring some high cloudiness on Sunday, but rain and snow will pass south of Ohio. Temperatures will edge up into the mid-40s.

Next week will be quite mild. We will see a mix of clouds and sun on Monday. A storm system coming out of the southwest will bring rain and breezy conditions later Tuesday. Readings could reach the 60s Wednesday.


  • Tonight: Mostly cloudy, windy, cooler. Low 39
  • Friday: Mostly cloudy, brisk, sprinkle/flurry north. High 43 
  • Saturday: Clearing, chilly. High 40 (27)
  • Sunday: Partly sunny. High 45 (28)
  • Monday: Sun and clouds. High 51 (31)
  • Tuesday: Increasing clouds, rain late. High 53 (36)
  • Wednesday: Early shower, breezy, warm. High 64 (49)