Dayton breaks record high temperature originally set in 1934

A string of unseasonably warm days in Dayton culminated in a record-setting day Thursday.

Dayton set a high temperatures record for March 17 on Thursday, with a high of 74 degrees, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.

The former record of 73 degrees was set in 1934 and tied in 2012.

Slightly lower — but still warm — temperatures are predicted for Dayton the next few days. Highs today are expected to reach the upper 60s to low 70s, and will linger in the 60s for most of the weekend, according to NWS.

With March 18′s record high of 78 degrees reported in 2012, it is unlikely Dayton will set another record Friday.

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