CLEVELAND - Temperatures soared into the lower 80s across a large part of Ohio on Tuesday as warm southerly winds turned spring into instant summer.
The Akron Canton Airport set a new record high of 80 degrees at 4:51 p.m. beating an old record of 79 degrees set in 1931.
Mansfield also set a new record today 4:25 p.m. at Lahm Airport with a high of 81 degrees. Their old record was 80 degrees set in 2001.
Cleveland missed a new record high by one degree.
Conditions were quite different along the lakeshore where a cold front sitting over the area and Lake Erie with a water temperature of 38 degrees kept temperatures in the 40s for much of the afternoon.
At 4 p.m., the temperature was 77 degrees at Hopkins International, while Burke Lakefront Airport in downtown Cleveland was only 44 degrees.
Here is a look at other high temperatures across Ohio on Tuesday:
Cleveland Hopkins: 80 degrees
Cleveland Burke: 62 degrees
Lorain/Elyria: 82 degrees
Ashtabula: 75 degrees
Wooster: 80 degrees
Mansfield: 81 degrees
Youngstown: 77 degrees
New Philadelphia: 81 degrees
Toledo: 66 degrees