Dayton reached a high of 80 degrees today, breaking the record of 75 degrees that was set in 1945. This is the latest observation of 80 degrees in the calendar year since 1950, with the last record date set as October 31.
Today is the first of three days in a row the National Weather Service expects record-breaking temperatures in Ohio. Temperatures are expected to break records in Dayton, Columbus and Cincinnati today, tomorrow and on Tuesday.
Highs in Dayton today are expected to reach up to 76 degrees today, breaking a record set in 1945 of 75 degrees. Temperatures in Columbus could reach 76, breaking the record of 74 degrees in 1945. In Cincinnati, highs will reach up to 77 degrees, breaking the record of 76 degrees set in 1945.
Tomorrow, Cincinnati and Columbus are expected to break heat records, with highs of 77 in Cincinnati and 76 in Columbus. The record for both cities was set in 1975 at 76 degrees. Dayton is projected to reach 76 degrees tomorrow, but the record high is 79, set in 1975.
On Tuesday, Dayton, Cincinnati and Columbus are all expected to reach highs of 74 degrees despite chances of thunderstorms and showers, the National Weather Service said. Cincinnati will reach the record temperature of 74, set in 1964, 2002 and 2006, Columbus will break the record of 72 degrees set in 1949 and Dayton will break the record of 71 degrees, set in 2002 and 2006.