Cleveland hits 61 degrees before very strong winds blow in chilly temperatures Wednesday

Cleveland hits 61 degrees before very strong winds blow in chilly temperatures Wednesday
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Cleveland hit 61 degrees today, which should be enjoyed before the temperature drastically drops on Thanksgiving Eve.

The record temperature for Nov. 26 was set in 1896 at 70 degrees.

We are at 61° right now in CLE. Officially the WARMEST day of the month!

Posted by Jason Nicholas on Tuesday, November 26, 2019

The next cold front will swing through on Wednesday.

This will bring widespread rain starting late Tuesday night and continuing into Wednesday.

Winds will also be picking up, particularly Wednesday afternoon into Wednesday night.

Winds may gust upwards of 50 mph on Wednesday afternoon and evening.

The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory from 7 a.m. Wednesday until 7 a.m. Thanksgiving morning.

Due to the threat of high, damaging winds, it is a 19 First Alert Weather Day for Wednesday.

19 First Alert Weather Days are issued when the weather will have a major impact on your day.

Sporadic power outages may occur on Wednesday.

Tree damage is also possible.

If you’re traveling around the region on Wednesday, you’ll want to be extra careful.

With strong southerly winds moving through the area, temperatures may surge into the 60s on Wednesday.

Winds will back off through Thanksgiving morning.

Rain will also move out by Thanksgiving.

In the wake of Wednesday’s cold front, Thursday will be chillier.

Expect highs only around 40 degrees.

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