Cool, partly cloudy today; Gusty winds to decrease quickly this evening

Today will be cool, partly cloudy and windy with gusts between 35 and 40 mph that elevates the risk of fire before decreasing quickly this evening.

The high for today reached 51 degrees in Dayton and Cincinnati, and 49 in Columbus, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.

Dry conditions cause increased fire danger during the afternoon. The NWS said that any outdoor burning is not recommended because any fire could grow out of control under these conditions.

It will be partly cloudy tonight with an overnight low around 36 degrees.

Skies will clear again on Wednesday for sunny skies. There will be breezy winds, with gusts as high as 28 mph. There is another chance for an elevated fire risk.

Wednesday night will be mostly clear and below freezing with an overnight low around 23 degrees.

Thursday will be mostly sunny and chilly with a high near 42 degrees.

Thursday night will be partly cloudy with an overnight low near freezing, around 31 degrees.

Friday will have a chance of rain, mainly after 1 p.m. Otherwise, skies will be partly sunny with a high near 53 degrees.

Friday night will be mostly cloudy with an overnight low around 36 degrees. There is a chance of rain before 2 a.m.

This weekend will be sunny and dry with highs in the upper 40s Saturday and low 50s on Sunday.

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