Mother Nature is giving us a break from the recent thrashing of severe thunderstorms. Some locations just east of Dayton yesterday saw over 5 inches of rain and serious flash flooding! Golf ball and ping pong ball size hail was also reported in numerous locations just northwest and west of Columbus during the late afternoon hours as well. Thankfully the immediate Columbus metro missed out on the worst of yesterday’s thunderstorms.
The cold front responsible for the storms cleared the region this morning and has left generally sunny skies in its wake. Temperatures today have not felt a significant influence from the front but you will notice it being a little cooler tomorrow. Temperatures will quickly fall into the 60s this evening and bottom out around 54 degrees for a morning low on Friday.
Even with plenty of sunshine on Friday, highs will barely make it into the lower 70s. It will be a beautiful spring day across central Ohio! If you have plans outdoors tomorrow night, expect it to turn even just a bit chilly. We could be in the 50s by midnight tomorrow night. Lows on Saturday morning will drop into the lower 50s and possibly even upper 40s in outer lying areas.
The upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend is looking fantastic weather-wise. Expect highs in the upper 70s on Saturday and near 80 degrees on Sunday with plenty of sunshine. Increase heat and humidity may bring a pop up storm Monday evening. However at this time it looks like most locations will remain dry.
A better chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms returns next Tuesday along with increasing heat and humidity.