Record Heat, Syria Update, Verizon is Hiring

All the ingredients will be in place to break some records across Northeast Ohio today.  The strong wind out of the southwest with a mostly sunny sky will bring temperatures into the 90s.  Current record high in Cleveland is 93 last set in 1964 and I expect to at least tie this.  Wednesday a few scattered storms will develop out ahead of a cold front, with most of the heavy storms arriving Thursday.  Behind the front, much colder air will settle in with lake effect showers with us on Friday.

TODAY:  Mostly sunny, windy and hot.  High: 93, that would tie the record of 93 last set in 1964  Wind: SW at 10-15 mph with gusts to 25 mph

TONIGHT:  Mostly clear, warm and breezy.  Low: 73  Wind: SW at 5-15 mph

WEDNESDAY:  Partly cloudy with scattered storms, still warm and humid.  High: 89

A Russian news agency reported Tuesday that Syria would surrender its chemical weapons to international control, according to Russia's foreign minister.

"Yesterday [Monday] we held a round of very fruitful negotiations with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, said Syria's foreign minister, Walid Muallem, "and he put forward an initiative regarding chemical weapons. Already in the evening we accepted Russia's initiative."

Sen. John McCain said earlier Tuesday on CBS This Morning that Russia's proposal to have Syria turn over their chemical weapons needs time to "play out."

McCain, who has been an advocate for missile strikes, said diplomacy should not be ignored.

According to the AP, McCain will amend the Senate resolution to allow for Syria to surrender the chemical weapons - which Assad has never publicly acknowledged that he used.

Secretary of State John Kerry made an off-script remark in London earlier this week, saying if Syria turned over their chemical weapons within the week - "fine." Kerry later said he was speaking rhetorically and didn't believe Syria would turn over its weapons.

Russia, however, seized on the comments and began working with Syria to have the country turn over their chemical weapons to them to be destroyed.

On Aug. 30, Kerry presented an unclassified report, saying chemical weapons were used to kill 1,429 Syrians, including 426 children.

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Julia Tullos, WOIO Assignment Manager