Columbus and Central Ohio Weather

The weather cooled slightly following a weak cold front that triggered a line of storms with downpours and frequent lightning Wednesday night. Winds turned westerly, which has lowered the humidity this afternoon. 

A minor disturbance will bring back some patchy clouds late tonight, and a few stray showers across the northern counties, followed by a return to warm sunshine and moderate humidity Friday, as high pressure briefly builds in from the southwest.

A few clusters of showers and storms will drop southeast across the Great Lakes into northern Ohio over the weekend around the heat dome in the Central states. A warm front will lift north Saturday, pushing the rain chances mostly north of the state later in the day, as low pressure traverses the northern tier of the country.

A trailing cold front will sag southeast into northern Ohio Sunday night, with an increasing chance for showers and storms beginning in the evening and lingering on Monday. The front will shift south of the state Tuesday, though a stray shower is possible.

The frontal boundary lifts north midweek, posing a better chance for a few showers and storms midweek.

Forecast

  • Tonight: Partly cloudy, shower north. Low 68
  • Friday: Mostly sunny, warm, sticky. High 87
  • Saturday: Partly sunny, scattered storms, humid. High 88 (69)
  • Sunday: Partly sunny, storms late. High 92 (73)
  • Monday: Rain early, mostly cloudy. High 85 (72)
  • Tuesday: Partly sunny, isolated shower. High 84 (66)
  • Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, few storms. High 86 (67)