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A stormy weather pattern is setting up for Ohio over the next 48 hours. Several rounds of showers and even thunderstorms are in the forecast.

A nearly stationary boundary will continue to meander around the I-70 corridor for your Thursday. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms will be possible through the middle part of the morning. Expect temperatures to be a bit chilly in the middle to upper 40s.

Expect periods of moderate to heavy rainfall along with some thunder after 11 a.m. and persisting through the late afternoon hours as a stronger disturbance rides the front. After 4 p.m. the rain will turn more scattered in nature once again. Basically this will be a day to have the umbrella handy at all times!

As the front wobbles a bit to the north, we will once again begin to enter a warmer air mass. This should mean highs reaching the upper 50s or possibly even 60 degrees by late afternoon. Do note: Much of the morning and early afternoon will be in the upper 40s to lower 50s. This means it will still be jacket weather.

It actually looks like Thursday evening will be fairly quiet. A few isolated showers cannot be ruled out, but major precipitation is not expected in the wake of the earlier disturbance.

We will begin to turn our eyes to the west as a major severe weather outbreak across the eastern Plains western/lower Ohio Valley begins to unfold. A line of severe storms will develop in Missouri and begin to track eastward Thursday night. These storms will arrive early Friday morning in central Ohio at an unfavorable time for severe weather. This means that instability and moisture (key ingredients for storms!) are in question. With a strong area of low pressure causing a large amount of wind shear, isolated damaging winds cannot be ruled out. Stay with examiner.com for the latest updates as we get closer.

The front will cross the region Friday afternoon allowing for a nice boost in temperatures up to around 70 degrees. This will be followed by a quick crash in temperatures falling back below 50 degrees by Friday evening. A cool 1st half of the weekend is on tap with highs in the 50s. We will soar back into the 60s on Sunday though with rain not looking likely either day.

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7-Day Forecast
7-Day Forecast Mike Groenke

7-Day Forecast

The front will cross the region Friday afternoon allowing for a nice boost in temperatures up to around 70 degrees.  This will be followed by a quick crash in temperatures falling back below 50 degrees by Friday evening.  A cool 1st half of the weekend is on tap with highs in the 50s.

Thursday
Thursday Mike Groenke

Thursday

Much of the morning and early afternoon will be in the upper 40s to lower 50s.  This means it will still be jacket weather.  Expect periods of moderate to heavy rainfall along with some thunder after 11 a.m. and persisting through the late afternoon hours as a stronger disturbance rides the front.

Severe Threat
Severe Threat Mike Groenke

Severe Threat

A slight risk of severe weather extends into Ohio tomorrow mainly due to the risk for strong storms late Thursday night and early Friday morning.  Isolated hail cannot be ruled on Thursday afternoon as well in Columbus.

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