Coldest Blast of the season coming

Columbus (WCMH) – It is incredible the change that happens this time of year here in Central Ohio.  It was just a week ago that we had record tying highs in the upper 70s to 80 degrees.

Today was the coldest day since May 20th, with a high temp of 49°.  Normally we should see high temps at 56°.


There is a 2nd push of cold air coming in late this week, and will bring the coolest air since May:


This will drive temps down to near freezing or below in most locations on Saturday morning.   But the real impact of this cold punch will be Saturday afternoon when we have lots of sunshine and highs in the upper 40s.   In fact, our forecast high in Columbus of 48° will be the coldest since May 20th.



Saturday morning will have several spots that will fall below freezing, but here in Columbus we will stay just above.


As the cold front pushes more to the east, and the core of that cold air pushing east late Saturday:

This means that Sunday morning should be our coldest air of the season, with 20s to near 30 area-wide.  Not a record, but chilly for sure.



Here are the actual forecast lows for Sunday morning… if we stay at 33° Saturday, Sunday morning will be tied for our 7th latest first freeze.



Here is information on when our first freeze for each year has occurred, the record now looks completely out of reach.



If you ever have questions about cold temps, first freeze, cold fronts, or anything else, please email me:


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