(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – To the delight of many who work outdoors, the tri-state had no luck in setting a new weather record Wednesday.
Severe weather which moved across the area during the morning helped in keeping temperatures in the 80’s, ending a streak of 17 straight days with temperatures of 90 or above.
The 17 days tied the all-time streak set in 1901 according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington, Oh.
The record was just barely missed as 89 degrees was recorded at the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport at 6:14 p.m.
“Cloudy skies across the Tri-State on Wednesday kept temperatures at KCVG in the 70s through about mid-afternoon,” the weather service said. “As a result, several hours of daytime heating were lost. At 3:00 pm, the temperature at KCVG was 78 degrees with clouds just starting to break up across the area as a weak cold front approached. Temperatures quickly jumped into the 80s for a late afternoon warm up, but the clouds broke up just a bit too late in the day for KCVG to reach 90 degrees. However, a couple other nearby reporting stations did manage to hit 90 degrees late this afternoon, including Hamilton and Lunken Field.”
High temperatures are expected to be in the 80s until Friday when the mercury reaches back into the low 90s for the weekend.