Heavy rain threat into the weekend for Columbus area with storms mixed in

Forecast

QUICK WEATHER FORECAST:

  • Tonight: Strong storm moving south out of the state, rain & pops possible overnight, low 68
  • Saturday: Rain & storms, some heavy rain possible, high 83
  • Sunday: Partly cloudy, isolated t-storms, high 86
  • Monday: Rain & strong storms ahead of a front, high 85
  • Tuesday: Morning showers, partly cloudy, high 71

FORECAST DISCUSSION:

Good Friday Night,

The bulk of the strongest storms are in the process of exiting the area before midnight. Most of the area was removed from the Tornado watch early, but there have been a few counties still to be watched in the south ahead of midnight. We are still seeing several pockets of thunder with not much on radar.

Also there are a few areas, like in Licking county where storms have popped up, but are not severe. This will continue to be the case overnight as scattered showers and pop-up storms will still be possible into daybreak on Saturday.

Heavy rain will be a feature of Saturday with on and off periods of heavy rain and storms, through mid morning, by midday and into the afternoon. The storms and rains will continue into the evening hours on Saturday and then the chances will decrease into Sunday. Highs on Saturday will be in the lower 80s.

Sunday expect a few isolated storms in our area, with highs in the mid to upper 80s. Rain and storms will return big time on Monday with them ahead of a strong cold front. We could see some strong storms again later on Monday with heavy rainfall possible again. The front will work to the east of our area during the morning on Tuesday.

Highs on Monday will be in the middle 80s. On Tuesday we will see showers early, and then clearing and cool with highs in the lower 70s. Beautiful weather is expected on Wednesday and Thursday. Temps back into the middle 70s on Wednesday and into the lower 80s on Thursday.

Pop-up storms continue on Friday with highs in the middle 80s.

-Dave

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