The Columbus Dispatch
Rain, wind, warm temps could make for a stormy Saturday in Columbus
Greater Columbus is in for a bumpy weekend with showers and thunderstorms expected Friday night into Saturday morning, when severe storms could bring damaging wind, according to the National Weather Service.
Damaging wind will be the primary threat, and “localized flooding will also be possible,” the weather service reported. “Windy conditions are expected on Saturday with wind gusts of 30 to 40 mph possible.”
On Friday, there is a chance of showers, mainly after noon. It’ll be cloudy, with a high near 57. The chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch are possible.
But on Friday night, rain showers are expected and thunderstorms also are possible after 11 p.m. The low will be around 48. New rainfall amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch are possible.
On Saturday, expect showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 11 a.m., then showers between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The high will be near 64, and it will be breezy, with a south wind of 17 to 24 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 37 mph. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half an inch are possible.
Saturday night will be partly cloudy, with a low around 29. And Sunday will be sunny, with a high near 45 and a low at night around 31.
We’ll start the work week Monday with sunshine and a high of 51.