RIGHT NOW: We are watching the radar out there this evening with some showers across northern sections of the viewing area. Here's a late evening look:
Skies are cloudy and temperatures are mild in most spots - here's a check of 6 PM ET numbers:
This evening, rain will continue to move from west to east out there, so bring the umbrella just in case you're heading out this evening. We'll keep a 20% coverage of showers in the forecast during the overnight hours with a mostly cloudy sky and lows in the mid and upper 50s.
WEEKEND WEATHER: The weekend will really be a tale of two different days - we expect a mostly dry day on Saturday with only isolated showers in the afternoon or evening and highs in the mid to upper 70s. Better rain chances will return during the nighttime hours, and it does look wet at times as we take you through the day on Sunday. Highs will also be much cooler with mid 60s expected along with the wet weather. For the big Thunder in the Valley airshow in Columbus, it looks like Saturday will be the driest day with a mostly cloudy sky, but Sunday will be wet at times with rain likely for some.
NEXT WEEK: We'll have lingering showers across the area Monday during the first part of the day, and we'll also deal with some cooler temperatures with highs in the mid 60s. By Tuesday, the sun should peek back out with highs in the upper 60s and lower 70s. With high pressure building in from the east on Wednesday, the 'wedge' should lower temperatures a few degrees and bring clouds back into the picture. Our next rain chances will return by Thursday and Friday - Thursday looks like a pretty warm day at this point, but we could be in store for a big cool-down beyond Friday into next weekend, but we'll have to wait and see until we get a little closer!
WEATHER RADIO WEDNESDAY: Don't forget we'll be out at the Walgreens off Crawford Road on Wednesday, March 27th from 10 AM to 2 PM ET. You can bring your weather radios from home, or purchase one at the store, and we'll program it and get it ready to go for the severe weather season!
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Chief Meteorologist Derek Kinkade, WTVM / WXTX