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.