Columbus and Central Ohio Weather

A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued until 8 p.m. in multiple counties in central Ohio.


Low pressure will lift northward across the lower Great Lakes, swinging a cold front through around midday, triggering additional quick-moving showers. Another inch or so of rain fell overnight, for a total of nearly 3 inches in the past 48 hours, resulting in areas of standing water and minor flooding.

The bigger story this afternoon will be increasing wind, with gusts between 30 and 50 mph, as drier air sweeps in behind departing low pressure. Temperatures will rise into the low 60s briefly midday, then slowly fall this afternoon.

Sunday will bring a mix of sun and clouds, as high pressure drifts across the Great Lakes. A stray shower is possible in the afternoon across northern Ohio with a weak disturbance. Temperatures will be more seasonable, in the mid-50s.

A cold front will pass through on Monday, triggering showers, followed by cool weather through midweek, with a mix of sun and clouds. Temperatures will rebound into the 50s later in the week, with showers like returning on Friday.


  • Saturday: Rain early, windy, clearing p.m. High: 61
  • Tonight: Clearing, cooler, diminishing winds. Low 33
  • Sunday: Mixed clouds, cooler. High 57
  • Monday: Mainly cloudy, showers. High 53 (39)
  • Tuesday: Cloudy, breezy, rain/snow showers. High 46 (36)
  • Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High 51 (29)
  • Thursday: Partly sunny. High 57 (36)
  • Friday: Showers, storm. High 64 (46)
  • Saturday: Clearing, seasonable. High 55 (41)