Columbus and Central Ohio Weather

Evening downpours brougt a record daily rainfall at John Glenn Columbus International Airport (2.32 inches by 10 p.m.), passing the 1918 mark for May 12 (1.92 inches).

A flood advisory was issued for portions of Franklin, Licking and Fairfield counties until 11;15 p.m., as high water stranded several motorists in Gahanna. A similar advisory for minor flooding potential, mainly ponding, continues for parts of Ross and Pike counties until 12:30 a.m.

A slow-moving warm front draped across the state from northwest to southeast has been the focus of showers and storms, feeding off a southerly flow of very moist air. Additional showers will hang around overnight, though become widely scattered and fairly light..

A frontal boundary will sag south on Saturday, triggering occasional showers and a few isolated storms through early afternoon, until the cold front pushes south of the central Ohio area. There will be a period of dry weather later on Saturday and continuing through most of Mother’s Day.

A disturbance will eventually push through the region from the west Sunday night, with showers and a few storms returning, with rain ending early on Monday. Skies will gradually clear through the day.

Seasonable temperatures and dry weather are expected next week, with the next chance for rain arriving on Friday.


  • Tonight: Lingering showers, fog in places, humid. Low 64
  • Saturday: Mainly cloudy, showers, storms ending by mid-afternoon. High 77
  • Sunday: Mostly cloudy, showers at night. High 73 (57)
  • Monday: Showers early, clearing. High 73 (51)
  • Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High 76 (49)
  • Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High 72 (53)
  • Thursday: Sunny. High 75 (47)