The calendar may say November, but the temperature on Friday was more like summer.
Several new record highs were set across northern Ohio ahead of a strong cold front that will usher in major weather changes Saturday.
The National Weather Service says Cleveland reached 74 degrees at 3:19 p.m. which shattered the old record of 71 degrees set just last year and in 1954.
All other major reporting stations across the area tied or set new records today:
- Akron/Canton Regional Airport: 73 degrees (old record was 70 degrees in 2015, 1958, 1954)
- Mansfield Lahm Airport: 73 degrees (old record was 71 degrees in 1971)
- Toledo Express Airport: 73 degrees (old record was 70 degrees in 1954)
- Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport: 72 degrees (ties old record of 72 degrees in 1958)
The Channel 3 forecast from WKYC Chief Meteorologist Betsy Kling is calling for a rain to snow change over by Saturday evening with several inches of snow possible across the primary snowbelt area of northeast Ohio Saturday night into Sunday morning.
Elsewhere, snow accumulations will be lighter, but conditions will definitely make it feel more like this time of the year is supposed to.