Summer heat gives will give way to storms

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The humidity is a little higher, as high pressure glides farther southeast and winds turn southerly, setting us up for a hot, sticky day. The high temperature in Columbus topped out at 93 degrees, our 18th 90-degree day this month.

A cold front in the northern Plains will swing southeast Monday behind low pressure over southern Canada, bringing scattered storms later in the day and overnight into early Tuesday. Before any rain arrives, the heat will build into the low 90s, with a heat index approaching 100 degrees in central and southern Ohio.

The front will slow down near the Ohio River Tuesday, keeping a lingering opportunity for showers and storms over the southeastern part of the state through early afternoon. Drier and a little cooler air will filter into Ohio midweek, creating more seasonal conditions, with highs in the mid-80s through next weekend.

Forecast

Tonight: Few clouds, warm and sticky. Low 72

Monday: Partly sunny, scattered storms late, steamy. High 91
Tuesday: Showers southeast, clearing p.m. High 85 (70)
Wednesday: Mix sun and clouds. High 86 (65)
Thursday: Mostly cloudy, few showers. High 83 (67)
Friday: Partly sunny. High 84 (65) Saturday: Partly sunny. High 86 (64)

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