Jennifer Edwards Baker reports:
So much for spring.
Summer-like temperatures and humidity will sizzle Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky the first part of the week.
After a bit of fog this morning, our high temperature will skyrocket to near 90 degrees under a mostly sunny sky.
That’s just a few degrees shy of the record of 92 on this date, set in 1934, and almost 15 degrees above normal for this time of year, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.
Warm air from the south has thrown our region into heat typically seen in July and August, said meteorologist Andy Hatzos.
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It’s already 70 degrees this morning at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. Typically, overnight lows hover around 55 at this point in May.
The hot and humid weather will last through Wednesday with highs in the upper 80s and overnight lows in the upper 60s.
There will be chances for showers and thunderstorms starting Tuesday morning through Thursday night. The probability for severe weather is low, according to the weather service.
We’ll see a bit of relief from the heat by Thursday. The mercury will slide back into the upper 70s during the daytime as a cold front and high pressure system moves in from the north, Hatzos said.
Overnight lows will fall into the 50s.
The upcoming Memorial Day weekend looks pleasant with plenty of sun and daytime highs in the low 70s.