Columbus and Central Ohio Weather


  • Today: Rain & storms, breezy, high 62
  • Tonight: Rain & storms, windy, low 52
  • Saturday: Windy, PM showers, falling temps
  • Sunday: Mostly sunny, high 54
  • Monday: Warm, breezy, showers later, high 70
  • Tuesday: Few showers, high 72


Happy Friday!

Showers start to move in this morning, then gradually get heavier, and arrive in several waves throughout the day. We will be fairly breezy on this Friday, with highs reaching the lower 60s later in the day. Expect a bit of a lull in the rain as we head mid afternoon toward early evening, then more rain and storms on the way tonight into tomorrow morning.

We will be keeping a close eye on the timeframe between about 12 AM and 4 AM on Saturday for the potential for a few strong to severe thunderstorms. We are under a “slight” risk for severe weather in Columbus, which is a 2 out of 5. The primary threat associated with these storms will be strong gusty winds.

That severe potential is for winds associated with thunderstorms, but strong winds do stick around throughout the rest of Saturday as well. We are under a Wind Advisory for most of our area from 8 AM Saturday through 6 PM. Gusts as high as 45-55 MPH will be possible, bringing the threat for downed branches and possible power outages.

Temperatures will fall throughout the day Saturday, in the mid 50s during the morning, then falling through the 40s during the afternoon. We’ll also see a few light rain showers Saturday afternoon as a secondary cold front works through.

Sunday looks much nicer, with mostly sunny skies, light winds, and highs in the middle 50s.

For Monday, expect a warm and breezy day, with highs topping out near 70. We will be watching for a few spotty showers and rumbles late Monday and into Tuesday.

By Tuesday, expect highs sticking in the 70s, with a few spotty showers throughout the day. The active weather period continues through the middle of the workweek.