Today was the warmest day of the year so far, with readings touching 93 in Columbus, under bright sunshine and a bit of haze.
The summer heat will continue this weekend beneath a sprawling upper-level ridge of high pressure over the central and eastern portions of the country.
Near the surface, high pressure over the Northeast will maintain a dry northeasterly flow of unseasonably warm air and low humidity. A backdoor cold front will slip south through the region Saturday, possibly sparking an isolated storm over the eastern part of the state. Readings will reach the upper 80, before slightly cooler air arrives early next week.
Noticeably cooler air will filter into the Ohio Valley behind a secondary cold front Monday night, with seasonable temperatures in the 70s and mainly sunny skies.
- Tonight: Moonlit sky, mild. Low 65
- Saturday: Partly cloudy, isolated storms. High 88
- Sunday: Partly sunny. High 83 (61)
- Monday: Mostly sunny. High: 82 (58)
- Tuesday: Mostly sunny, cooler, cooler. High 76 (57)
- Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High 74 (52)
- Thursday: Seasonable sunshine. High 77 (54)