Columbus weather: 40 percent chance of rain today

National Weather Service forecasters are predicting a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms today.

The rest of the day is expected to be mostly cloudy with a high near 95 degrees. Heat index values will be as high as 104.

Tonight, there is a 30 percent chance of showers before 2 a.m. The rest of the night will be mostly cloudy with a low around 76 degrees.