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.
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)