The threat for severe weather is decreasing from west to east, although strong winds are still possible as showers and thunderstorms move across the region.
Blustery winds are expected to continue until dark. Gusts could blow around unsecured objects and blow down tree limbs, leading to power outages.
The high for today reached 76 degrees in Dayton, 77 in Cincinnati and 78 in Columbus.
Rain chances will fall in the late evening. Overnight temperatures will tumble over 30 degrees to a low around 44 degrees.
There is a slight chance of showers and storms before 10 a.m. Thursday. Otherwise, it will be mostly cloudy with a high near 56 degrees. Overnight lows will fall to around 37 degrees.
Friday will be mostly sunny with a high near 58 degrees, followed by a partly cloudy night with an overnight low around 37 degrees.
Saturday will be mostly sunny with a high near 61 degrees.
Easter Sunday will be sunny and warmer with a high near 66 degrees.
High temperatures will return to the 70s for the start of the new workweek.