Hot, breezy weekend in Columbus, central Ohio, scattered showers north

Forecast

We’ve enjoyed a very, breezy first full weekend of summer, with gusty southerly winds behind high pressure near the Eastern Seaboard and low pressure in the northern Great Lakes. Temperatures soared into the low 90s by late afternoon, with a heat index in the mid-90s, factoring in the humidity. The Columbus high of 93 degrees is the warmest of the year so far.

A few bands of showers and isolated storms trekked across the northwest portion of the state in a plume of very moist air, which is diminishing with the loss of daytime heating.

A persistent corridor of heavy rain and thunderstorms from the southern Plains to Upper Great Lakes brought repeated rounds of showers and storms, and flooding around Detroit and Chicago, focused along a frontal zone. A slight eastward shift across Indiana and southern Michigan has been responsible for an uptick in rain across the northwest part of Ohio.

Very little will change the next several days on the western side of a large high-pressure ridge along the Eastern Seaboard. Scattered mainly late-day storms will develop as the front stretches out east to west across the Lower Lakes. Temperatures will approach 90 degrees Monday and Tuesday with uncomfortable humidity levels again.

Episodic showers and storms later in the week will result in more cloud cover and a gradual lowering in afternoon temperatures, with highs falling back to the mid-80s.

Forecast

  • Tonight: Some clouds, muggy. Low 73
  • Monday: Hazy sun, scattered storms p.m. High 91
  • Tuesday: Mix clouds and sun, few showers, storms. High 89 (73)
  • Wednesday: Showers, storm likely. High 86 (72)
  • Thursday: Showers likely. High 84 (71)
  • Friday: Mostly cloudy, showers. High 80 (68)

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