COLUMBUS (WCMH)–Sunshine filtered by haze from the Western wildfires will prevail, with a pleasant northerly flow of drier air and temperatures about 5 degrees below normal. After a cool star with patchy light fog and readings in the 50s, high temperatures will just nudge up to around 80 this afternoon, like yesterday.

High pressure over the Great Lakes will build south over Ohio and Pennsylvania. On the western margin of the high as it slides, temperatures will warm up early in the weekend. A warm front north of the region, with a few showers and storms late Friday and Saturday north of U.S. 30.

As muggy air returns over the weekend and temperatures reach the upper 80s, a few pop-up storms are possible. A cold front will dip south late Sunday, bringing a higher chance for scattered storms lingering into early Monday.

Very warm and humid conditions will persist next week.

Forecast

  • Thursday: Mostly sunny, hazy sky, pleasant. High 81
  • Tonight: Partly cloudy, mild. Low 61
  • Friday: Partly cloudy, warmer. High 85
  • Saturday: Partly cloudy, warm, and humid, storm north. High 87 (65)
  • Sunday: Scattered showers, storms, muggy. High 89 (72)
  • Monday: Partly cloudy, isolated shower. High 89 (69)
  • Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High 90 (68)
  • Wednesday: Mostly sunny, hot. High 91 (70)