TONIGHT: Fairly steady temperatures in the 50s are likely along with a 40% chance of developing showers. Winds remain light from the south and southeast.
VALENTINE’S DAY: There is a 50% chance of showers with locations north and west of Columbus having better odds of rain during the day. Southerly winds between 5 and 15 mph should allow for high temperatures in the mid to upper 60s.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: A few lingering showers are possible but most of the region will be dry and cloudy. Lows are only going to be in the low 60s.
THURSDAY: We’ll have a cloudy start to the day but there are going to be breaks in the clouds from time to time. A strong southerly breeze and a little bit of sun will team up to produce highs in the mid to upper 70s. Old record highs are near 80° so it looks like we’ll fall just short.
FRIDAY: Mild 60s are expected during the morning but a cold front passing through by early afternoon will usher in cooler 50s and 40s for the 2nd half of the day. There is a 60% chance of rain showers with the front.
WEEKEND: Showery and cool conditions are still anticipated for Saturday. Highs in the 50s and 40s may be the best we can do. Rain chances lower a bit for Sunday and highs may rebound back into the low 60s.
NEXT WEEK: The latest data suggest an unseasonably warm stretch of days with highs in the 70s. Rain chances are forecast to be low with the majority of the rain falling in several round just to our NW along the Mississippi River Valley. The pattern looks rather active overall so it bears watching since we’ll be so close to it.
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