Summer heat, humidity returning, storms to follow

Weather

We reached 90 degrees in Columbus for the first time so far in August, on an otherwise fairly typical late summer day.

Puffy fair weather clouds were replaced by a layer of mid-level cloudiness that will keep temperatures from falling below 70 degrees tonight in the city, and upper 60s in the suburbs.

A frontal boundary draped near the Ohio River has been the focus for widely scattered storms that have stayed well to our south.

A southwesterly flow will bring a better chance for afternoon showers and storms Friday and Saturday, as an upper-level low drifts east. A surface wave will track south of the Ohio River this weekend, bringing more widespread rain opportunities into Sunday, before drier air filters in late in the weekend

A cold front will turn the he flow turns northwesterly, which will make for a pleasant pattern change next week.

Forecast

Tonight: Partly cloudy. warmer. Low 69

Friday: Partly sunny, sticky, scattered storms. High 87

Saturday: More clouds, showers, storms likely. High 81 (71)

Sunday: Partly sunny, stray shower. High 83 (67)

Monday: Mostly sunny. High 82 (64)

Tuesday: Sun and clouds, cooler. High 77 (58)

Wednesday: Sunny. High 79 (56)

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