Warm Weather Continues for Stateline, Midwest

By: 23 Storm Team/CBS
By: 23 Storm Team/CBS

Warm weather continued Wednesday (11/5/08) in southern Ohio and across the Great Lakes region.

The City of Rockford has registered four consecutive 70° days, nearly tying records each time. But we're by no means alone in the unseasonable warmth.

Forecasters said temperatures could reach 75° near Cincinnati, Ohio. The summer-like conditions prompted folks to walk outdoors and for ducks to enjoy an afternoon swim.

Even a replica statute of James Bradley, a slave and freeman from the
Underground Railroad era , 'enjoyed' the mild temperatures. Tourists flocked to the landmark that overlooks the Ohio River in Covington, KY.

The warmth was felt far to the north as well. In Detroit, Michigan,
forecasters said highs would reach about 70?a rare instance for the first week of November.

While folks in Cincinnati expected to bask through another 70-plus-degree day on Thursday (11/6/08), other areas of the Great Lakes anticipated a significant drop in temperatures. Forecasters said a low pressure system was expected to bring rain, cold and possibly snow to the Upper Midwest by Friday (11/7/08).

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