***WIND ADVISORY UNTIL 8 PM***
COLUMBUS QUICK FORECAST
- Today: Gusty winds, temperatures falling into the 40s
- Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Low 33
- Tuesday: Partly cloudy, cooler. High 47
- Wednesday: Patchy a.m. frost, partly sunny, evening shower. High 49
- Thursday: Partly cloudy. High 49
- Friday: Chance for shower. High 50
It is a windy start to the week ahead of much colder temperatures for the next 7 days.
A strong cold front that moved out of the area this morning left us with strong winds out of the west picking up to 15-25 mph with gusts reaching 40-50 mph. Because of this, wind advisories will be in effect for the area until 8 p.m. The main threats that we watch for with a wind advisory include not only rearranging outdoor furniture, but the potential for down tree branches and power lines, which could lead to power outages.
Along with the breeze, we will see showers and falling temperatures and mostly cloudy skies this afternoon.
It’ll be a partly cloudy and chilly night as lows fall near freezing. Winds will relax some with consistent speeds down to 10-15 mph, which is why wind advisories are set to expire at 8 p.m.
Tuesday will start off with a chance for frost before clouds build back in and temperatures cap in the mid to upper 40s, which is about 15 degrees below normal. Late Tuesday, a front will set up to our south and bring in the chance for some showers Wednesday.
All week we’ll see much cooler temperatures. With lows near freezing the next few mornings , we could see the chance for frost or a hard freeze.
With an on and off chance for showers, we could even see a few days with a light rain and snow mix before showers change over to just rain.
Make sure you keep checking in with NBC4 for the latest on these showers!