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A cold front is heading our way tonight with rain and thunderstorms and a chance of a few gusts of wind. We’ll stay weather-watched for an isolated, strong storm or two. Showers will taper off from Thursday and temperatures will become cooler throughout the weekend.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy, scattered showers and thunderstorms, some storms may bring gusty winds, low 64.
THURSDAY: Partly cloudy, breezy, chance of a few showers, high 80.
FRIDAY: Partly cloudy, breezy, chance of a few showers, much cooler, high 73.
SATURDAY: Partly cloudy, slight chance of an isolated shower, high 77.
SUNDAY: Partly cloudy, chance of a few showers, high 75.
MONDAY: Mostly cloudy, high 77.
TUESDAY: Partly cloudy, high near 79.
WEDNESDAY: Increasing clouds, slight chance of showers, high 81.

A cold front will move into Ohio this afternoon, bringing a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms during the evening and overnight hours. Some isolated storms may bring gusts of wind that can cause minor damage. Warnings may be possible for those isolated storms. Rain will begin to taper off Thursday, but the chance of isolated showers remains in the afternoon as a second cold front moves through the area.

A trough will roll through the area again on Friday, but there remains a chance of showers, especially along the north coast. Lakeshore counties may see some scattered showers, but most of Central Ohio will remain dry. If an overly enthusiastic shower travels far enough south, we could get a few sprinkles.

A cold front will move across the state on Sunday and the chance of showers will increase slightly. The showers will likely remain isolated, but timing could allow them to break through the late morning and early afternoon during the final round of the Memorial Tournament. A better look at the specific timing will come in the coming days.

If a trough moves our way on Monday, a few areas could see some quick showers, but it will be dry for most of the day. High pressure will try to bring some sunshine on Tuesday and clouds will return on Wednesday.

Marshall McPeek, chief meteorologist.