Columbus and Central Ohio Weather

A southerly flow brought a return to early summer warmth. Skies turned cloudy this evening, after a pleasant high of 80 degrees.

A cold front will approach from the west tonight accompanied by bands of rain and possibly a few rumbles of thunder after midnight. Low will dip into the upper 50s behind the front toward daybreak.

Smoke from wildfires in western Canada has been drifting southeast with the upper-level winds, tinging sunrises and sunsets with a red/pink hue. The early weekend rain will tend to wash out much of the tiny smoke particles, aithough we could see more plumes arrive by early next week.

Indications are that the rain will end Saturday morning, though a bit of drizzle could hang on through the beginning of the Komen Columbus Race for the Cure activities. Skies will gradually clear in the afternoon, but temperatures will be on the cool side (60s).

Sunshine and warming weather will prevail next week, with highs climbing into the low 80s under an expanding area of high pressure that will keep things dry all week.


  • Tonight: Clouds increase, showers, rumbles. Low 55
  • Saturday: Showers early, afternoon clearing. High 68
  • Sunday: Sunny, seasonable. High 76 (49)
  • Monday: Sunny. High 78 (52)
  • Tuesday: Sunny. High 80 (51)
  • Wednesday: Warm sunshine. High 83 (54)