Columbus and Central Ohio Weather

Low pressure now over Upper Michigan brought strong southwesterly winds, with gusts of 30-45 mph. Despite cloudy skies, the temperature in Columbus reached a record-daily high of 77 degrees Saturday afternoon, breaking the previous mark of 76 in 1977.

A band of showers in western Ohio weakened moving east ahead of a cold front, leaving just a few sprinkles. Behind the front, skies will slowly clear Sunday morning, although clouds will linger across the southeast.

A dry secondary cold front will slip south Sunday night, causing temperatures to cool down next week in a northeasterly flow, with highs in the 60s and mostly sunny skies.

The weather will be partly cloudy and seasonable on Election Day. Afternoon temperatures will warm back to the low 70s later in the week, with breezy conditions ahead of another strong cold front on Friday, with showers likely.

Much colder air will arrive next weekend, along with a few snowflakes and gusty winds, as high temperatures fall back to the 40s.

Forecast

  • Tonight: Cloudy, breezy, light showers. Low 53
  • Sunday: Clearing, pleasant. High 70
  • Monday: Mostly sunny. High 65 (47)
  • Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High 63 (42)
  • Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High 68 (43)
  • Thursday: Mostly sunny, windy, warmer. High 70 (47)
  • Friday: Clouds increase, breezy, shower late. High 62 (52)
  • Saturday: Mix clouds and sun, brisk, colder, High: 42 (34)