Brace yourself — it’s going to be a hot one.
Temperatures Thursday are projected to hit 103 degrees at Toledo Express Airport — which would break a record for June 28 of 101 set in 1934 — and 100 degrees in Central Toledo.
An excessive-heat warning was posted for Defiance, Henry, Putnam, Paulding, Van Wert, and Allen counties, and a heat advisory was issued for the rest of the region. The weather service’s North Webster, Ind., office also predicted extreme wildfire danger for counties west and southwest of Toledo.
Triple-digit highs were forecast throughout Ohio as a hot air mass that has brought 100-plus weather to much of the Great Plains states already this week spreads east.
After two days of mild, pleasant weather — highs of 76 on Monday and 81 on Tuesday at the airport — the hotter air began its assault on the Toledo area today when temperatures reached a high of 89 degrees.
The extreme forecast prompted two Toledo agencies to postpone outdoor children’s events that were scheduled Thursday: Both the “Conservation Matters” workshop with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Toledo at Pearson Metropark in Oregon and hosted by the Black Swamp Conservancy, and the Family Outreach Community United Services family carnival have been switched to Aug. 2.
Forecasts called for 90-plus weather to persist in northwest Ohio at least through the weekend.