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Toledo area breaks weather record


Sean Leese, 5, front, and his brother Sam Leese, 4, enjoy the weather at the Luna Pier beach, Friday. The pair were cooling off with their father Mike Leese, Waterville.

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Warm air working into the Toledo area today proved to be stronger than predicted, leading to a record high temperature for the date at Toledo Express Airport.

The 92-degree high at 4:35 p.m. broke the 89-degree mark set in 1904 and tied in 1914, the National Weather Service office in Cleveland said.

Forecasts had called for a mid-80s high in Toledo on Friday, but a weather front that was expected to keep clouds over the region, and maybe even drop a thundershower or two, during the morning shifted away.

Weather-service forecasters predicted a mid-80s high for Saturday in Toledo, with a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening, before the likely return of low-90s highs on Sunday and Monday. The record highs for the rest of the weekend are 93 for Saturday, 92 on Sunday, and 95 on Monday, all set in 1911.

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