Columbus and Central Ohio Weather

Low pressure tracking across the northern Great Lakes overnight spawned numerous tornadoes in the Midwest and Mid-South Friday.

A trailing cold front brought associated with the intense low initiated a line of showers and storms along the leading edge of much cooler air. Winds gusted to nearly 60 mph with the passage of the front around midday.

Temperatures will fall through the 40s, with isolated showers. Colder air will continue to spill into Ohio overnight, and any leftover sprinkles will end as a few early morning snowflakes.

Sunday will bring a return of sunshine, after a chilly start near 30 degrees at dawn. Afternoon readings will rebound into the low 50s.

Skies will turn cloudy early Monday. A cold front attached to low pressure over the northern Great Lakes will trigger a few showers, with temperatures reaching the low 60s. The front will lift north as a warm front Tuesday, bringing a few more showers.

Widespread showers and storms are likely on Wednesday, as a potent storm system moves across the Great Lakes. Readings will once again climb into the low 70s ahead of a cold front. Cooler and drier weather will follow later in the week and over Easter weekend.


  • Tonight: Clouds, brisk, evening shower, colder, flurry later. Low 31
  • Sunday: Morning clouds, clearing p.m. High 52
  • Monday: Early showers, partly sunny, mild. High 67 (42)
  • Tuesday: Mix clouds and sun, scattered storms. High 72 (54)
  • Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, showers, storms High 74 (64)
  • Thursday: Mostly sunny. High: 55 (43)
  • Friday: Partly sunny, seasonable. High 56 (35)