More clouds, showers and a few afternoon storms

Weather

A pesky upper-level low that has been spinning over the eastern part of the country since last weekend drifted north from the Carolinas to West Virginia, creating an expanding pattern of showers. Added instability will be conducive to a few gusty storms later in the day that will diminish quickly during the evening with cooling.

A few showers are possible again on Friday, mainly east of the Columbus area, as the system drifts away. High pressure will build east over the weekend, setting us up for a very warm and humid pattern, bringing highs to near 90 degrees. A few late day storms are likely Sunday as a disturbance moves east from the Plains.

A cold front will cross the state on Monday, accompanied by scattered showers and storms. An unsettled pattern with low pressure aloft will linger through the middle of the week, keeping the threat of some rain in the forecast into Wednesday, as temperatures slowly return to seasonal levels (low 80s).

Forecast

Thursday: Mainly cloudy, scattered showers, storm. High 79
Tonight: Evening shower/storm, partly cloudy. Low 63
Friday: Partly sunny, stray shower/storm east. High 84
Saturday: Mostly sunny, very warm. High 88 (65)
Sunday: Partly sunny, warm, sticky, storms p.m. High 89 (68)
Monday: Few showers, storms. High 86 (69)
Tuesday: Scattered showers, storms. High 84 (66)
Wednesday: Partly sunny, possible shower. High 83 (64)

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