Columbus, Indiana

Are you tired of forecasts for places named Columbus? We keep getting Columbuses in the automatic generation of our schedule, and it’s a bizarre trend.

At 142AM, ET, Columbus had ceased reporting observations for the evening, however nearby sites were reporting few clouds and a temperature in the mid 20s. High pressure dominated the center of the country between a pair of major systems, the first that dumped 2 and a half feet of snow on Newark, New Jersey and a powerful trough driving into the west that will bring inclement weather to the entire continental United States before it is through.
A weak upper level trough has generated a few showers over Texas and Oklahoma, but will get sheared apart by the advancing, strong system to the west. Still, this ripple in the atmosphere will be associated with moisture being drawn north to Indiana. Expect a cloudy, rainy period across the region after about 8 in the evening tonight.
Tomorrow – Increasing clouds with late rain, High 36, Low 23
Thursday – Rain likely, otherwise overcast, High 48, Low 34

TWC: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy skies (PM Rain). High 39, Low 23
Thursday – Showers ending by midday. High 41, Low 33

AW: Tomorrow – Some sunshine giving way to clouds (rain and ice late), High 38, Low 18
Thursday – Cloudy with a touch of rain; patchy fog High 46, Low 30

NWS: Tomorrow – A slight chance of rain or freezing rain after 1pm. Mostly cloudy High 36, Low 22
Thursday – A 40 percent chance of rain. Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy High 44, low 35

WB: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of rain or light freezing rain in the afternoon High 36, Low 25
Thursday – Cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain. High 44, Low 33

Expecting a lot of warm air coming north into Columbus. I’m not sure about the freezing rain forecasts, but it’s the right set up, were surface temps tomorrow not so warm at the beginning of precipitation. Look at that monster out west. Hoo boy.