Humidity briefly lower, muggy weather and storms return later in the week

Forecast

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH)–The humidity dipped a little this evening, making conditions more comfortable, and showers were isolated across the eastern part of the state.

Thursday will be a little warmer and muggier, as winds turn southwesterly ahead of a system in the central Plains. High temperatures will reach the mid- to upper 80s, high enough to pop a few late day storms. A line of showers and gusty storms will likely dive southeast into the northwest Ohio later in the evening and sag south overnight, weakening but still capable of producing gusty winds and heavy rain across the northwestern portion of the state.

Another opportunity for storms will come late Friday and continue through Saturday ahead of a slow-moving cold front that will eventually push south across the state Sunday. A few waves of low pressure will bring several rounds of showers and storms.

Behind the front, slightly cooler and less humid air will filter into Ohio next week.

Thursday will be the warmest day of the week, with readings rising into the upper 80s and higher humidity. A line of showers and gusty storms will move into the northwest Ohio later in the evening and sag south overnight, with heavy rain and frequent lightning before weakening.

An increasing opportunity for storms will come late Friday and, continuing into the weekend, along a cold front that will eventually push south across the state Sunday. Behind the front, slightly cooler and less humid air will filter into Ohio by early next week.

Forecast

  • Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low 70
  • Thursday: Hazy sunshine, sticky, few pop-up storms. High 86
  • Friday: Mostly cloudy, scattered showers, late storms. High 86 (71)
  • Saturday: Showers, storms, mostly cloudy. High 81 (70)
  • Sunday: Partly cloudy, showers possible. High 85 (67)
  • Monday: Mostly sunny. High 85 (65)
  • Tuesday: Mostly sunny, warm. High 87 (66)

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