Columbus weather: Storms likely today; rain gone by Thursday

Storms are on the horizon for the Columbus area today and Wednesday, with highs staying in the mid-80s through the week, said WRBL Chief Meteorologist Bob Jeswald.

Expect some showers by the afternoon today. It'll be mostly cloudy with highs around 85. Winds could reach 40 mph near storms.

The showers and thunderstorms will remain in the area through the night. It'll be cloudy with lows around 66.

The rain will still be here Wednesday morning. Skies will be mostly cloudy. Highs will climb to about 85, with winds reaching 10 mph.

The rain chances will slack off Wednesday night, when lows will dip to about 57. It'll be mostly cloudy with winds reaching 15 mph.

The sun will return for Thursday, when highs will reach 81. Expect a breezy day.