Cincinnati is on Track to Shatter 130-Year-Old High Temperature Record This Weekend

Break out your winter shorts — it looks like we'll be hitting 70 degrees in early January

Jan 9, 2020 at 2:51 pm

According to the National Weather Service, on Jan. 11, 1890, the temperature in Cincinnati soared to a record 67 degrees.

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This Jan. 11, it looks like we're going to smash that record.

Break out your winter shorts, because the NWS is predicting a high temperature of 70 degrees this Saturday. It won't be the nicest of days though — high wind gusts and rain are also predicted, including some rare-for-wintertime thunderstorms. (The all-time high temperature for January in the Queen City? It was a scorcher on Jan. 24, 1943, when the thermometer hit 77.)

The unseasonal warm spike will be shortlived, as temps are expected to drop more than 30 degrees in the overnight hours ahead of Sunday. 

So get your finest Cincinnati weather memes ready… it looks like it's going to be a wild one.