Cleveland sets a new record high Wednesday

CLEVELAND - Unseasonably warm temperatures broke a new record high on Wednesday.

The mercury hit 78 degrees at 3:37 p.m. at the official reporting station in Cleveland, breaking the old record set in 2003 and 1938.

The National Weather Service says Mansfield's Lahm Airport also set a new record at 4:13 p.m. of 78 degrees, topping their old record of 76 degrees. The Akron/Canton Regional Airport hit 77 degrees this afternoon beating their 1933 record of 76 degrees.

Including today, Cleveland has set seven new record highs for 2016:

  • February 3rd: 63 degrees
  • June 12th: 94 degrees
  • July 13th: 95 degrees 
  • August 5th: 94 degrees
  • September 7th: 94 degrees
  • October 17th: 82 degrees
  • November 2nd: 78 degrees

WKYC Chief Meteorologist Betsy Kling says Thursday's temperatures will be about 20 degrees colder, but no snow is in the forecast anytime soon.

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