Southerly winds in advance of the front will produce the warmer readings and possibly some rain.
Colder air will spill into the state on Thursday, turning the rain into sleet or snow, the National Weather Service said. Temperatures will remain in the 30s.
The record-high temperature for this date at the Columbus weather station was 72 degrees in 1982 while the record low was 1 in 1886. Sunset tonight will be at 5:07 p.m. and sunrise Wednesday at 7:36 a.m.