CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Saturday's winter warmup got a big welcome across northeast Ohio.
As temperatures soared into the upper 60s, Clevelanders traded in heavy coats and gloves for short sleeves and shorts.
"I'm a runner. It's nice to get out and run," said Megan O'Keefe.
O'Keefe threw on her running shorts and sailed across the city, around Voinovich Park, and back to the Cleveland State University campus, basking in the sun every step of the way.
"For winter, it's okay," said O'Keefe.
At -17 degrees, Cleveland broke records just a year earlier. Saturday's warm sun pushed the mercury just 3 degrees shy of the record 69 degrees set back in 1930.
Angelica Garvin was just one of many Clevelanders waiting in line to wash her car Saturday.
"You got to get all the salt off the car before it rusts," said Garvin.
While car washes were packed, so were parks. Many used the perfect weather to visit the area's new or improved parks. Places like the skateboard park in the flats or one of the walking trails along the Cuyahoga River.
"They've done a grand job, they really have," said Lakewood resident Bob Clark.
Clark brought his grandkids downtown to the banks of the Cuyahoga River to do some exploring, while they enjoyed the sunshine.
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