Heat wave

The official thermometer at the Duluth International Airport hit 92 degrees on Tuesday afternoon — the first 90-degree reading of 2013 at Duluth, and the first here since July 22 of last year, when we hit 90 on the dot. Duluth’s record high for the date remains 97 degrees, set in 1936.

Tuesday’s high temperature was 114 degrees warmer than the lowest temperature of the winter: 22 below on Feb. 1.

The National Weather Service says we should expect another hot day today — highs in the 80s to near 90 — before temperatures drop a bit toward the weekend. Keep an eye out for storms, too, the next few days — a few may be severe in the Northland.