Rain and a little thunder, wintry mix Sunday, brisk winds

Columbus and Central Ohio Weather

Cloudy skies persisted with another day of mild temperatures in the mid-40s, though an easterly breeze made it feel chilly when rain arrived late this afternoon.

A low-pressure system will move from the Tennessee to the upper Ohio Valley tonight, with a coastal storm gradually taking over on Sunday. Rain will continue off and on, with isolated rumbles of thunder, early Sunday. Rain totals will fall between a half-inch to locally an inch.

Marginally cold air will be pulled into the storm, allowing for a rain/snow mix before the precipitation tapers off Sunday afternoon. Minor accumulations are possible over high terrain in west-central and north-central Ohio. Readings will drift down into the mid- to upper 30s.

Next week will start off dry and seasonably chilly, with mostly cloudy skies. Highs will be in the upper 30s Monday and low 40s Tuesday.

A fast-moving clipper-type system dropping southeast will bring a chance for rain showers late Tuesday, possibly ending a wet snow in the north early Wednesday. Clouds will linger during the day, but the air behind the system will be moderately cool, with little temperature change.

The weather will moderate a little toward the end of the week, before a cold front lowers temperatures back to seasonable levels next weekend.

Forecast

  • Tonight: Periods of rain, few rumbles of thunder, fog. Low 42

  • Sunday: Rain/snow mix, breezy p.m. High 42

  • Monday: Cloudy, cool. High 38 (34)

  • Tuesday: Cloudy, rain late. High 42 (32)

  • Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. High 41 (34)

  • Thursday: Partly sunny. High 45 (34)

  • Friday: Partly sunny. High 47 (33)

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