Columbus and Central Ohio Weather

QUICK WEATHER FORECAST:

  • This morning: Partly Cloudy, low 68
  • Sunday: Clouds clearing, warm, high 89
  • Independence Day: Partly cloudy, hot, humid, high 91
  • Tuesday: Partly sunny, hot & humid, few storms, high 89
  • Wednesday: Partly sunny, scattered storms, high 88
  • Thursday: Mix clouds and sun, isolated t-storms, high 87

FORECAST DISCUSSION:

Good morning & happy Sunday!

Sunshine and warm weather will hang around for the rest of the holiday weekend ahead of the return of thunderstorms for the workweek.

Early this morning, clouds are clearing out as high pressure builds in to the north. Thanks to sunshine in full force, temperatures will quickly jump into the upper 80s, which is just about 5 degrees above normal for this time of year.

We’ll stay dry and under a mostly clear sky tonight with a light easterly breeze. Temperatures will be around 80 degrees for fireworks displays ahead of lows falling all the way to the mid 60s by Monday morning.

Typical July conditions will continue for Independence Day. We’ll start off mild, then add in sunshine and a southerly breeze through the day which will aid in boosting temperatures to a high in the low 90s.

By Monday evening and into the overnight, a front will start to lift up across the area. This will bring warm, muggy conditions during the day followed by and increasing chance for showers and thunderstorms. With this disturbance in the Great Lakes ahead of a cold front, we will see a daily chance for showers and thunderstorms, mostly in the afternoon and evening, through the week.

Just in time for the weekend, high pressure will build back in. This will lead to the return of sunshine, lower humidity and comfortable temperatures in the mid 80s.

Have a great rest of your weekend!

-Liz