Well... The big warmup has started for Ohio. We got to 46 in Columbus today and it felt fantastic. Other than a few sprinkles tonight/tomorrow, we stay dry until Thursday.
We will be nearing 60 by Thursday. There appears to be some morning light rain, but the big story will be in the evening. Winds will be strong all Thursday and especially Friday for the Ohio Valley. Those winds will be even stronger within the line of showers and storms. Winds will be the main threat with the storms along with flooding. We will likely see between 0.75" to 1"+ across Ohio. Add in the melting snow and that's a recipe for high water and flooding. It is typical with these winter storm that lightning my not be plentiful, but don't let that fool you. These storms will be very strong and the winds will likely cause issues like power outages.
The timing for the showers will be around sunrise or just after. The strong storms will be between 7PM and Midnight Thursday. I will keep you posted but wanted to give you a heads up. Have a good one!
Andrew Buck Michael
(Below are the predicted winds and odds of severe storms for Thursday)