Columbus, Ohio

Back in the first days of this site, it seemed as though every week we came up with a new schedule, Columbus or Reno would be there every time. It’s all random, so this was just a weird quirk, but Reno and Columbus remain. old friends. Let’s see if we remember how to forecast for the capital and largest city of Ohio.

At 451PM, ET, Columbus was reporting a temperature of 66 degrees with overcast skies. At this point in the year, 66 feels a little bit cooler, and those slightly cooler temperatures are nothing compared to those found closer to Cincinnati, where clouds associated with the tail of a cold front attached to a low in the Canadian Maritimes have lingered through the day.
That boundary is being allowed to persist thanks to developing low pressure in the southern Plains. An associated warm front will emerge from the ashes of this old cold front and start to lift to the north. Guidance is circumspect on whether or not it will lift all the way through Columbus overnight tonight, but it does appear that, one way or another, there will be rain starting tomorrow morning. As the low shifts east towards the Ohio Capital, there will be a bit of clearing late Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning, but the associated cold front will arrive with more rain and thunderstorms my late morning Tuesday. The low will lose organization as it shifts away from the mountains, so expect widespread rain with only an isolated thunderstorm embedded within the activity, and no significant severe threat.
Tomorrow – Scattered rain showers, a bit of clearing late, High 61, Low 52
Tuesday – Rain and thunderstorms, High 72, Low 54

TWC: Tomorrow – Considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers High 62, Low 49
Tuesday – Isolated thunderstorms in the morning, then mainly cloudy during the afternoon with thunderstorms likely.  High 74, Low 53

AW: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy with a shower in the area High 61, Low 48
Tuesday – Warmer with periods of rain and a thunderstorm High 71, low 54

NWS: Tomorrow – A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy High 64, Low – 48
Tuesday – A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 11am. Cloudy High 73, Low 53

WB: Tomorrow – Cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms High 59, Low 49
Tuesday – Showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms, Not as cold. High 69, Low 54

WN: Tomorrow – Cloudy with Chance of Light Showers high 64, Low 48
Tuesday – Cloudy with Chance of Light Showers High 72, Low 54

FIO: Tomorrow – Light rain until afternoon, starting again in the evening. High 63, Low, 51
Tuesday -Rain until afternoon, starting again in the evening. High 76, Low 55

It’s not often you see Weatherbug diverge this much from the Weather Service. Interesting to see especially given that there is a boundary moving through. There is this much uncertainty! Check out the satellite, showing the clouds to the southeast. There is rain embedded in this activity.


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