Columbus is an old favorite here. Back in the original years of the site, we would regularly grab, at random, Columbus and Reno. It was weird. But we should be experts at this point.
At 1051PM, ET, Columbus was reporting clear skies and a temperature of 37 degrees. Surface high pressure will remain in place over the center of the country through the night tonight, as well as much of the day tomorrow. A weak upper level trough aloft is helping with the development of a surface wave centered over the southeastern US, which is presently producing a great deal of rain around Georgia and the Carolinas, and is the feature to be monitored.
The wave aloft isn’t terribly strong, and resembles something found more typically in the summer than in the winter. It will really only serve for a track guide, rather than an importer of cold air. Still, there will be some barclinicity over the Ohio area, and it will draw some moisture to Columbus. At the back edge of a loosely organized system laden with moisture, expect some scattered light with mostly cloudy skies on Tuesday, particularly early in the day to the fternoon, with some clearing coming just in time for nightfall.
Tomorrow – Increasing clouds, but generally pleasant. High 56, Low 33
Tuesday – cloudy, with rain coming through the day, High 54, Low 44
TWC: Tomorrow – PM Showers, High 58, Low 32
Tuesday – AM Showers, High 54, Low 44
AW: Tomorrow – Some sunshine giving way to clouds with a couple of showers late in the afternoon High 55, Low 29
Tuesday – A little morning rain; otherwise, mostly cloudy High 53, Low 45
NWS: Tomorrow – A chance of showers, mainly after 4pm. Increasing clouds High 56, Low 35
Tuesday – chance of showers, mainly before 8am. Cloudy High 56, Low 45
WB: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny in the morning,, then mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers in the afternoon, High 56, Low 35
Tuesday – Mostly cloudy, a chance of showers in the morning, High 56, Low 45
WN: Tomorrow -Partly cloudy with isolated showers, High 57, Low 36
Tuesday – Mostly Cloudy with Scattered Showers high 55, Low 45
FIO: Tomorrow – Light rain starting in the evening. High 59, Low 32
Tuesday – Light rain in the morning. High 54, Low 45
Drizzly indeed. I’m delaying the start of rain compared to everyone else thanks to the lack of really good energy at the back end of the feature. You can see that vast area of clouds to the southeast, just getting ready to backbuild towards Columbus.