Records were set on both Monday and Tuesday this week at RDU. Monday's high of 93 broke the old record of 87, and Tuesday's high of 94 broke the old record of 88. Tuesday also marked the latest day in the year that a 90 temperature had been recorded at RDU, where weather records have been kept since 1944. Prior to this year, the latest 90 temperature was recorded on October 7.
Those aren't the only records we have to talk about though... Monday and Tuesday now make 83days this year that the temperature has been at 90 or higher. That sets the all time record for Raleigh for the most 90 degree days in a year. Records have been kept at various locations around Raleigh since 1887.
Today's highs in the mid to upper 80s may come close to yet another record. The record for October 10 at RDU is 86.
If you're looking for cooler weather, it's on the way. For Thursday, high temperatures are only expected in the 70s. Finally... some cooler weather, and just in time for the State Fair!