Columbus weather: Heat index to reach 106

National Weather Service forecasters predict that today's heat index values could reach 106.

According to the forecast, there is also a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. The rest of the day is expected to be mostly cloudy with a high near 96.

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