Wednesday high temperature could be record

Frederick Owens
February 21, 2018

Possible record high temps are expected this week as high as 10-15 degrees above average.

The freezing conditions pose a threat to crops, according to Scott Borgioli, CEO and chief meteorologist of WeatherAg, a Valley-based weather service. If it reaches that mark, it would match a record for the date that has stood since 1917, according to the data.

Some spots farther away from Lake Erie could even flirt with or exceed 70 degrees, including Batavia, Medina and Belmont, according to the New York Mesonet system.

And though temperatures won't stay this high for very long, "we are looking for relatively mild weather to continue pretty much to end of the month", Engle said.

That cold front will then move southeast across Pennsylvania, bringing with it a lot of rain.

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From Cleveland to Akron to Youngstown and all the way to Erie, Pa., record high temperatures were broken. Most schools are closed for the Presidents Day holiday, so that should help out traffic. It also is tied for the second-warmest February temperature on record.

More heavy rain is expected Thursday through Saturday, NWS forecasters say.

The forecast calls for daytime high temperatures in the upper 50s to low 60s through Sunday with showers likely each day.

Temperatures Wednesday will climb to near 70 degrees again.

"What's happening is, right now, we're in a southwest wind flow today through tomorrow", Buttrick said.

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