CLEVELAND - Dangerous summer heat swelled temperatures into the upper 90s and lower 100s across much of Ohio on Wednesday.
Defiance in northwest Ohio reported the hottesttemperature late this afternoon with 107 degrees.
Toledo set a new recordhigh of103 degrees before the heatindex, or the way it really feels, was factored in at Toledo ExpressAirport.The airport's oldrecord was 101 degrees in1934.
In Cleveland, the area felt a littlecooler according to the National Weather Service. They saythe temperature hit 97 degrees at 5:29 p.m.at Cleveland Hopkins International.
"It sure was hot, butwe weren't even close to ourrecord high today," says WKYC Meteorologist Betsy Kling. That recordis 101 degreesset in 1944.
"You'd have to goback to July 21, 2011, to see temperatures this hot," Kling added. The all time record high in Cleveland was 104 degrees set on June 25, 1988.
Elsewhere across northern Ohio, today's highs through8 p.m. include:
- Akron Canton Airport: 95 degrees
- Ashtabula: 95 degrees
- Cleveland Hopkins: 97 degrees
- Cleveland Burke: 90 degrees
- Defiance: 107 degrees
- Findlay: 103 degrees
- Lima: 105 degrees
- Lorain/Elyria: 96 degrees
- Mansfield: 98 degrees
- Youngstown: 94 degrees
- Wooster: 94 degrees
Kling says more heat is on the way over the next 10 days, although she says it won't be aswarm as Thursday. Probably.