One more day of summer before fall arrives this weekend.

Every day this month has been above normal. Columbus temperatures are averaging 12 degrees warmer than normal for the first half of October. Thursday’s high of 86 degrees tied the 1897 record, and the Friday morning low of 68 was six degrees above the warmest minimum for Oct. 15. Afternoon readings reached the upper 70s before scattered showers arrived.

Remnant tropical moisture from former Hurricane Pamela, which made landfall early Wednesday in west-central Mexico, was drawn into the Ohio Valley with the passage of a couple of waves of low pressure, bringing scattered showers and storms.

Rain, briefly heavy, with a few rumbles of thunder, will move through overnight and linger into early Saturday morning, until the frontal system moves east, ushering in windy weather and much cooler temperatures. Highs will top out in the upper 50s.

Crisp conditions and plenty of sunshine will return Sunday and Monday, with highs in the 60s and morning readings in the 40s. Seasonably mild weather will return next week.


  • Tonight: Showers, humid, cooler late. Low 51
  • Saturday: Morning showers, clearing, windy, cool. High 57
  • Sunday: Sunny, crisp. High 63 (42)
  • Monday: Sunny. High 68 (43)
  • Tuesday: Sunny. High 71 (45)
  • Wednesday: Mostly sunny, mild. High 73 (48)
  • Thursday: Clouds, showers. High 69 (54)