First 90 degree day of 2022 and new record
It's official: May 11 will go down as the first 90 degree day of 2022.
This is about a month ahead of schedule. Typically, the first 90 degree day of the year in South Bend happens around the second week of June.
The 90 degree temperature also set a new daytime high record for May 11, breaking the previous record of 88 degrees from May 11, 1896 (which we originally mentioned on Tuesday).
It wasn't just warm in the afternoon. It started warm in the morning as well, only falling to a low of 71 degrees, setting a record for warmest low temperature for May 11.
The 80 degree days continue as we wrap up the week, running us about 10-15 degrees warmer than normal for mid-May.
It's not as likely that we will break a temperature record on May 12. The previous record for the day is a high of 88 degrees on May 12, 1985. Today's forecast will see us climb to a high around 84.
For those of you who were really hoping for some spring weather before jumping into summertime temperatures, you'll be excited for temperatures next week. We'll fall into the lower 70s, which is about where we should be for this time of year.
Enjoy the 70s while they last, because the Climate Prediction Center's outlook for May 19-25 shows us running (once again) warmer than normal.