CLEVELAND - A new record high was set at Cleveland Hopkins Airport on Tuesday.
The thermometer officially hit 88 degrees at 3:01 p.m. during the afternoon as a strong southwest flow of air streamed into the area ahead of an approaching cold front.
Tuesday was the third day this month when temperatures exceeded 80 degrees. On May 8th, Cleveland saw 87 degrees, or one degree short of a record. The next day on May 9th, we reached 82 degrees.
Tuesday's record high was two degrees warmer than the original record of 86 degrees last set in 1991.
Here is a look at other high temperatures across northern Ohio through 5 p.m. courtesy of the National Weather Service...
- Cleveland Hopkins: 88 degrees (new record, old record is 86 degrees in 1991)
- Akron/Canton: 86 degrees (record is 86 degrees in 1991)
- Mansfield: 85 degrees (record is 86 in 1991)
- Youngstown: 86 degrees (record is 88 in 1936)
- Toledo: 87 degrees (record is 89 in 1991)
Dramatically cooler temperatures are in store for the area the remainder of the week according to WKYC Chief Meteorologist Betsy Kling who says the area will actually be more seasonable heading into the weekend.
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