RIPR News
5:37 am
Wed July 7, 2010

Temperature hits 102, sets new daily record

Providence, R.I. – Coming off a record setting day, forecasters say Rhode Islanders can expect somewhat cooler temperatures today.

A 102 degree reading was recorded yesterday at T.F. Green Airport, breaking the daily record of 97 degrees set 11 years ago. But National Weather Service meteorologist Mike Eckster says he does not expect triple-digit temperatures today.

"We're going to get a little bit of relief today, I mean it's really hard to repeat," Eckster says. "Today's going to be a little cooler, but we're still looking at temperatures getting into the mid-90s."

Eckster says yesterday's temperature was only two degrees below the all-time record set at T.F. Green on August, 2 1975. The last time the temperature reached 100 degrees in Rhode Island was August 2006.