Columbus and Central Ohio Weather

QUICK WEATHER FORECAST:

  • Tonight: Mixed clouds, patchy shallow fog, low 60
  • Thursday: Partly cloudy, warmer, high 82
  • Friday: Hot & breezy, high 90
  • Saturday: Clouds increase, muggy, storms later, high 88
  • Sunday: Morning showers, partly sunny, high 72

FORECAST DISCUSSION:

Good Wednesday Evening,

Rain showers have moved east this evening, and behind it we have seen some clearing skies, and winds have become quite light in spots. With high humidity, this is setting up for some shallow fog around the area. Expect patchy shallow fog overnight with lows in the upper 50s to near 60.

We will see skies starting to clear as we head through the day on Thursday with highs back in the lower 80s with more sunshine as the day progresses. Thursday evening as a boundary lifts north through our area, this could be enough to give us an isolated chance of showers and storms as we head past sunset and before midnight with lows dropping into the middle 60s.

Friday the gates swing wide open for a very warm day with breezy to windy conditions, with wind gusts possible into the 30-35mph range, and high temps reaching up near the record for the date around 90. The current record for Columbus is 91° in 1962. Friday night will be very warm with a few clouds and lows near 70.

Saturday looks to be an equally as warm day as the timing on the cold front appears to be later in the day, hence the warming temps into the upper 80s. The humidity will also be higher on Saturday pushing heat index values into the 90s for Saturday. Saturday late afternoon and into the evening rain and storms will return with the cold front.

These showers will linger into early Sunday morning before giving way to partly sunny skies during the day. Because of the warm air on Saturday, the high Sunday will occur near midnight in the lower to middle 70s, but the daytime temps will push back into the upper 60s to lower 70s with drier air moving in later.

Monday will see a clearing start with lows in the middle to upper 40s, and highs back into the upper 60s to near 70 with plenty of sunshine. We will see a chance of showers returning on Tuesday with highs near normal in the middle 70s. Temps will warm ahead of our next front for next Wednesday with highs in the upper 70s with scattered showers and storms possible.

-Dave