Weather With Webb: Warmest first day of fall in 80 years

Posted at 1:44 PM, Sep 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-20 14:04:11-04

At a time where we should be thinking of sweaters and pumpkin spice lattes, we'll instead be thinking about another few days in the pool.

The first day of Autumn Equinox sure won't feel like it, with temperatures that we haven't seen in over 80 years.

High pressure will build back up Wednesday and Thursday allowing us to sit under more sunshine, along with highs 15-20 degrees above normal.   

The all-time record high for the first day of fall was set in Cleveland in 1936 where we hit a high of 88 degrees. Our team is forecasting a high of 88 for Thursday, meaning we will tie or possibly beat an 80-year record. Many spots will have a chance to hit the low 90s.  

The normal high is a crisp 72 degrees and we will get a taste of temperatures like this by Saturday.

Fall officially begins Thursday at 10:21 a.m.


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