Soggy Thursday in Columbus with widespread rain and thunder


A steady stream of moisture flowing north from the Gulf of Mexico and upper-level low pressure sliding east will produce multiple rounds of showers and occasional thunderstorms, a few containing heavy rain, through tonight.

A frontal system will push slowly east providing lift for widespread rain, before shifting east. Clouds and rain will hold temperatures to the low 70s.

Drier conditions will develop Friday, with some sun, but some lingering moisture and heating will result in mainly isolated late-day storms that will die down in the evening.

True summer weather will prevail this weekend into early next week, with high pressure strengthening along the Mid-Atlantic Coast pumping warm southwesterly winds into the eastern half of the country. High temperatures will approach 90 degrees each day for the first time this year. The humidity will gradually increase by early next week, with scattered afternoon storms returning.


  • Thursday: More showers, storms. High 74
  • Tonight: Showers, storm early. Low 61
  • Friday: Partly sunny, warmer, stray storm p.m. High 83
  • Saturday: Mainly sunny. High 87 (62)
  • Sunday: Warm sunshine. High 89 (64)
  • Monday: Sunny. High 90 (66)
  • Tuesday: Partly sunny, pop-up storms. High 91 (67)
  • Wednesday: Partly sunny, few storms. High 89 (68)

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