September 4, 2015

Elyria
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Fall takes its first couple of days off

Summer tried this week to hang on a bit longer.

On Monday and Tuesday — the first two official days of fall — temperatures in Lorain County soared close to or past 90 degrees, leaving some to wonder if they put away those shorts and sandals too soon.

After a Tuesday morning low of 55, the temperature soared past 91 degrees, said Chris Diederich, a National Weather Service observer in North Ridgeville.

It broke a record of 88 degrees set in 1900. 

You can thank a warm air stream coming up from the gulf for blanketing the state in above-average temperatures, said National Weather Service Meteorologist Walter Fitzgerald.

Today, the temperature is expected to climb to the mid-70s, much closer to the area’s average high of 69 degrees for this time of year.


About Lisa Roberson

Lisa Roberson has been with the Chronicle since 2006, and covers Elyria city government and public education. She can be reached at 329-7121 or LRoberson@chroniclet.com. Follow her on Twitter.