RIPR News
8:12 am
Mon October 10, 2011

Record-breaking temperatures in the Ocean State

PROVIDENCE, RI – Rhode Island broke a warm weather record last weekend. The mercury hit 85 degrees Sunday at T.F. Green Airport, shattering the 84 degree record set in 1943. The temperature was nearly 20 degrees warmer than the average for October 9th. Most people, like Joe Almeida of Bristol, viewed it as a bonus.

"Oh it's wonderful," he says. "It's great to have such great weather this time of year."

But Gladys Young, who was visiting Rhode Island from the San Francisco Bay area was disappointed.

"I wanted to see the colors," she says. "That's what we were thinking we would be here when the colors were here."

The forecast calls for another warm day Monday, with the mercury pushing 80. Temperatures will become more seasonable by Wednesday, with rain in the forecast for Thursday.

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