Cities in Northeast Ohio set record high temps for February 18

  • Cities in Northeast Ohio set record high temps for February 18

Cities in Northeast Ohio set record high temps for February 18

High temperatures have soared into the mid to upper 60s for the third consecutive record-breaking day across the Chicago area.

By 1 p.m., it was 66 degrees at O'Hare International Airport, according to the National Weather Service. The temperature hit 64 degrees, the previous record was 62 degrees, which was set in 1981.

After a cold start Saturday morning with temperatures in the 20s, afternoon temperatures made an impressive jump to a high on 68 degrees in Philadelphia, just shy of tying the old record of 69 degrees. This marked only the fourth time in February since 1871 that temps reached into the 70s, according to the National Weather Service. Friday's high temperature of 58 broke the record of 57 set in 2011. The previous record of 60 degrees was set on February 17, 1880.

For more information on weather forecasts, visit the National Weather Service's Cleveland website at forecast.weather.gov and enter a zip code.

THURSDAY NIGHT: Rain likely, then rain and possibly a thunderstorm after midnight. The cold weather will stay through the next weekend with highs in the 30s.

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny, with a high near 70.

There's a chance of showers on Wednesday, but temperatures will begin to climb back to the low 60s on Thursday and Friday.

Saturday: Sunny, high near 55.