Late-winter pattern, snow showers Monday

Late-winter pattern, snow showers Monday

Columbus and Central Ohio Weather

Spring arrives on Tuesday at 11:06 p.m. Eastern time, but the weather will feel more like late winter this week.

Cooler conditions were noticeable behind an early morning cold front, accompanied by a brisk westerly wind. Clouds developed in the chilly air, with readings in the mid- to upper 40s, nearly 15 degrees cooler than Saturday.

A reinforcing surge of chilly air arrives Monday, with lake-effect snow flurries. Temperatures will struggle to get out of the 30s, after starting off in the upper 20s, coupled with a cold northwesterly breeze.

Clouds and blustery conditions will continue on Tuesday, as another northern system brushes Ohio, with a slight chance for a shower. Readings will stay in the 40s.

High pressure will build in midweek, bringing dry and crisp weather. A cold front will bring even chillier weather Thursday, with the risk of a hard freeze (mid-20s), especially with plants a few weeks ahead of schedule for early spring.

Forecast

  • Tonight: Partly cloudy, breezy, cold. Low 29

  • Monday: Mostly cloudy, brisk, flurries p.m. High 38

  • Tuesday: Partly sunny, breezy. High 49 (29)

  • Wednesday: More sunshine, seasonable. High 51 (33)

  • Thursday: Partly cloudy, breezy, cold. High 43 (26)

  • Friday: Mostly cloudy, few showers. High 51 (33)

  • Saturday: Partly sunny, cooler. High 43 (34)

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