Jennifer Edwards Baker reports:
If you slept with your windows open, you may have been reaching for an extra blanket this morning.
It’s 52 degrees in downtown Cincinnati. That’s just a few degrees above the record low of 49 degrees, set on this date in 1979, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.
Areas north of the city like the Butler County seat of Hamilton are in the upper 40s, and it’s 48 degrees in Harrison on the region’s west side.
The mercury will begin climbing later this morning and wind up around 67 degrees by lunchtime. We’ll reach our high temperature of 78 by late afternoon under mostly sunny skies.
Normally temperatures these mild are seen in September and October, not mid-August, but a blast of Canadian air came down earlier this week.
Temperatures will increase a bit into the 80-degree realm and just above this weekend. Overnight lows will remain in the 50s and increase into the 60s.
The forecast calls for plenty of sun over the next several days. Our next shot at rain won’t be until at least late next week.
Enjoy the fall-like weather while it lasts.
Temperatures will zoom into the upper 80s next week. The mercury is expected to hit 89 by Wednesday.