Wet today, dry tomorrow, cooler this weekend

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COLUMBUS QUICK FORECAST

  • Today: Rainy, windy and milder. High 55
  • Tonight: Showers, windy and mild. Low 50
  • Thanksgiving Day: Mostly cloudy, breezy. High 57
  • Friday: Partly sunny. 44/56
  • Saturday: More sunshine, cooler. 36/48
  • Sunday: Mostly sunny, chilly. 31/50

FORECAST DISCUSSION:

Rain associated with low pressure just west of Illinois will overspread the Buckeye State this morning. The northern edge of the rain will likely have a rain/snow mix that will stay north. As the low works its way northeast towards Lake Erie a warm front will lift across the region. Winds, out of the south will be between 5 and 15 mph with gusts as high as 25 mph. Rain, which will be heavier at times, will amount to between three quarters and one inch. The high will be in the mid-50s.
Tonight the rain will taper off after midnight but not before another quarter to half-inch has fallen, bringing some totals to more than an inch and a half. A cold front will bring a line of more showers with a chance of thunder this afternoon or evening. Some gusty winds will linger before midnight. They will taper off somewhat before daybreak. Tonight’s low will be around 50.

The weekend looks mainly dry with sunshine as southern high pressure takes control of the weather in the Ohio Valley. There will be a chance of showers late Sunday and early Monday, possibly wet snow showers.

Happy Thanksgiving Eve!
-Bob

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