Columbus and Central Ohio Weather

Numerous showers and a few embedded thunderstorms will be around this evening, especially near and west of the I-71 corridor, and later this evening in portions of southeastern Ohio. Heavy cloud cover will limit the severity of storms, but a few could produce gusty winds and heavy rain through sunset.

The primary threat for evening storms will be isolated damaging wind gusts.

With stronger storms, there will also be the risk for small hail.

While conditions do not look favorable for a tornado outbreak, there is still a chance for rotation within stronger storms in far southern Ohio.

Thunderstorms will be capable of heavy rainfall, so watch for ponding in heavy downpours.

With the threat for thunderstorms in the area through Friday night, it will be important to make sure that you have reliable source to get updates on changing weather. One way to do this is by downloading the free NBC4 weather app for your smart phone or other device.