COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An early taste of summer in Ohio has given Cleveland and Columbus new daily record highs for the fourth time since April started.
The temperature hit 85 degrees in Cleveland and 84 in Columbus on Tuesday, breaking the cities' old highs for the date on the books since 1929.
The National Weather Service says Tuesday's warmth also tied or broke records in other cities, including Toledo, Dayton and Youngstown.
The weather service cautions that the hot, dry weather is keeping conditions perfect for grass fires. A large brush fire in southeast Ohio was declared under control by 11 p.m. Tuesday after shutting down part of U.S. Route 33 for a time.
Forecasters say rainstorms expected Wednesday night will reduce the fire threat and bring down temperatures.
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