New record highs set on Friday

8:50 PM, May 25, 2012   |    comments
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CLEVELAND -- Hot and steamy temperatures soared to new highs across northeast Ohio on Friday.

The National Weather Service says new records were set in Cleveland, Akron, Mansfield and Toledo that date back around 100 years.

In Cleveland, the thermometer peaked at 90 degrees at 4:09 p.m., breaking the previous record of 89 set in 1914.

In Akron, a new record high of 88 tied a record set in 1914 and 1904.

In Mansfield, 88 degrees was the high and tied an old record from 1918.

And, in Toledo, 92 degrees was the new high at Toledo Express Airport, blowing past the old record of 89 set in 1914 and 1904.

More steamy temperatures will occur over the weekend and more records could be set, especially on Memorial Day Monday.




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