Summer has made a comeback across much of the nation thanks to a large ridge of high pressure in the upper atmosphere centered over the Midwest. Riding along the edge of this ridge are small disturbances in the atmosphere. With plenty of warm air and moisture around, these little weather systems can spark big complexes of thunderstorms.
The first disturbance today kicked off some rain across northern Ohio that moved east of Columbus. A few passing showers associated with this will be possible in Columbus through this evening, but most locations will remain dry.
A stronger weather system will slide down from the north late tonight and tomorrow. A weak cold front associated with this feature will help spark scattered thunderstorms late tonight and Wednesday. The best two chances for rain will be with a possible complex of storms late tonight and again during the early to mid-afternoon hours Wednesday.
Areas east of Columbus will stand the highest risk of seeing thunderstorms late tonight and very early tomorrow morning. A broken line of storms will likely develop near I-70 early tomorrow afternoon as the front passes to the south. Unfortunately the “cold” front will be nothing more than a wind shift and small drop in the humidity. Summer will still have its hold on Ohio for the next several days!
Looking ahead to the weekend, we have the first Buckeye football game of the year and it’s of course a holiday weekend. Highs are expected to surge back close to 90 degrees. A few scattered thunderstorms will be possible especially on Sunday and Monday. Stay with examiner.com for the latest updates to your holiday weekend forecast.
The full 7-Day forecast can be found in the slideshow!
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