RIGHT NOW: After the early morning showers, the clouds and rain have moved well down to the south and east as sunshine is building back in across the area. Check out the 6 PM ET temperatures - still a warm day in progress:
Later tonight, skies will stay clear, and we'll really notice the effects of our cold front that passed through. Lows will drop back to the lower 50s with a few upper 40s mixed in across the area.
THROUGH FRIDAY: The weather looks great out there over the next few days. We expect cool mornings and warm afternoons with no rain chances through the end of the week. We might see a slight increase in the clouds on Friday, but no weather problems will be expected for those going to the Greater Columbus Fair, high school football, or any other activities like that this week!
WEEKEND OUTLOOK: A reinforcing shot of cooler air will drop in by the weekend which will drop our highs to the mid to upper 70s on Saturday and back down to the upper 60s and lower 70s on Sunday. We will see another big drop with overnight lows, with 40s widespread across the area by Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday morning.
NEXT WEEK: Heading into Monday and Tuesday of next week, high pressure will slide along the East Coast and cause a bit of a wedge setup for our area. This should increase the clouds as we head into Monday and Tuesday, but the clouds will thicken up a bit more going into Wednesday and Thursday. Rain chances should stay out of the forecast until the Wednesday/Thursday time-frame.
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Chief Meteorologist Derek Kinkade, WTVM / WXTX