Columbus and Central Ohio Weather

The coldest air of the season arrived, after a quick blast of snow Saturday night that left a light coating and some slick spots.

Despite a bright, sunny sky, the thermometer only reached 30 degrees in Columbus, 20 degrees below normal. Conditions will remain clear tonight, with readings dipping to near 20 for the start of the morning commute.

High pressure south of the region will maintain a dry pattern through Thanksgiving. High temperatures will perk up as winds become westerly, returning to the seasonable mid- to upper 40s early in the big travel week. A weak cold front will slip through Ohio Monday night with no moisture to work with.

Even milder weather awaits. Temperatures will climb back into the low 50s Wednesday and Thanksgiving, and travel conditions will stay dry.

Rain will return Thanksgiving night and Friday, followed by some clearing and windy conditions Saturday during the OSU-Michigan game. Temperatures will be in the mid-40s at kickoff.


  • Tonight: Clear, cold. Low 23
  • Monday: Mostly sunny, breezy. High 44
  • Tuesday: Sunny, seasonable. High 49 (29)
  • Wednesday: Sunny, mild. High 52 (30)
  • Thanksgiving: Partly sunny. High 53 (34)
  • Friday: Mostly cloudy, few showers. High 48 (39)
  • Saturday: Mainly cloudy, rain late. High: 47 (38)