Showers, storms expected to bring welcome rain to central Ohio

Forecast

A Bermuda High will pump up warmth and increasing humidity ahead of a storm system in the southern Plains this afternoon, with an increasing threat of rain and storms toward evening. Temperatures will range from 75 to 80 degrees, warmest in southeast Ohio, with a little sunshine.

A frontal boundary draped across Lower Michigan and northeast Indiana will be the focus for afternoon showers and storms across northern Ohio, with some potentially strong storms. Farther west, scattered showers and a few gusty storms will develop over western Ohio and move east during the evening commute in central Ohio.

We are nearly 2″ below normal in precipitation this month, but that could be mostly erased with periods of rain overnight and Thursday, as a second storm pulls out of the southern Plains and moves up the Ohio River Valley.

A cold front will push past the state late Thursday, bringing in much cooler and drier weather to start the weekend.

High on Friday will be mostly in the 50s to near 60, with a touch of frost in the colder spots Saturday morning, followed by a nice Sunday warmup.

Forecast

  • Wednesday: Cloudy, breezy, showers/storms late. High 79
  • Tonight: Showers, storms. Low 63
  • Thursday: Periods of rain, thunder. High 72
  • Friday: Mix clouds and sun, breezy cooler. High 61 (48)
  • Saturday: Sunny, mild. High 66 (36)
  • Sunday: Partly sunny, mild. High 75 (48)
  • Monday: Showers likely. High 75 (57)
  • Tuesday: Showers, storms. High 72 (62)

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