Sunday set record low temperature in Akron-Canton as scorching heat returns this week

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NWS Cleveland tweets about the return of the heat this week.
NWS Cleveland tweets about the return of the heat this week.

The roller coaster of record-setting scorchers and frigid nights continues this week as temperatures rebound from the chilly weekend weather.

The National Weather Service in Cleveland reported Sunday that the temperature around 6 a.m. tied the 1947 record low of 46 degrees. But a heat wave is expected to chase that cold front out of the region by Monday.

On Tuesday, the weather service forecasts a high of 94 degrees, which would be three degrees lower than the June 21 record set in 1933.

The sweltering heat follows a line of severe thunderstorms, known as a derecho, that swept southeast into Ohio early last week, pummeling parts of Wayne and Holmes counties with dangerous "macroburst" storms generating 80 to 90 mph winds from Wooster to Millersburg.

Then it suddenly cooled. The high Saturday only reached 70 degrees.

But as a heat advisory gripped the center of the country from North Dakota to Texas on Sunday, the warm weather front is expected to swing local temperatures from below average on Sunday to above average on Monday, and possibly shatter a record by Tuesday. There are 30% chances of rain Monday and thunderstorms Wednesday with temperatures in the 80s or 90s through the extended forecast.

Reach reporter Doug Livingston at dlivingston@thebeaconjournal.com or 330-996-3792.

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