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Scattered thunderstorms Wednesday

Columbus Forecast - May 27th, 2014-slide0
Mike Groenke

A few thunderstorms developed this afternoon due to the heat and humidity building across the region. Port Columbus airport hit 90 degrees today for the first time in 2014! Those of you farther outside the city likely only hit the middle or maybe upper 80s. Either way, it has been a hot early summer day across Columbus.

Expect a few isolated thunderstorms to continue this evening. These will decrease in coverage overnight although a stray storm or two cannot be ruled out for the overnight period. Lows will once again be very muggy in the lower 70s.

A semi-stationary boundary to our north will ever so slowly sag southward in the form of a cool front on Wednesday. This boundary will be the focal point for scattered showers and thunderstorms. In a very low wind shear environment, widespread severe weather is not expected although an isolated strong storm cannot be ruled out.

The main threat this week will be slow moving storms that may dump excessive amounts of rainfall in a short period of time along with frequent lightning. It looks like there will be a better chance for storms on Wednesday compared to Tuesday. Highs will hit the middle 80s with the exception of any locations that take a hit from storms earlier in the day which will cause slightly cooler high temperatures.

The front will barely clear the area on Thursday meaning a slight chance for a storm is staying in the forecast due to our close proximity to the front. This will mainly be during just the morning hours unless you live well south of Columbus. Temperatures will cool off a little back to the lower 80s and the humidity will drop a little bit as well for the end of the week. An early look at this weekend shows some more very nice late spring weather! It will stay warm but the humidity will significantly drop down.

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