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Flooding threat for Midwest, record heat in the East and South

Flooding threat for Midwest, record heat in the East and South

It may be October, but temperatures are soaring across the Northeast.

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Before it even hit noon, Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C., reached 91 degrees, setting a new daily record for high temperature.

D.C.’s Reagan National Airport climbed to a scorching 97 degrees, breaking the all-time high temperature record in the month of October. The last record was 96 degrees, set in October 1941.

PHOTO: A man runs pass the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall as temperatures are expected to soar into mid-90s (32C), on October 2, 2019, in Washington, DC.Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images
A man runs pass the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall as temperatures are expected to soar into mid-90s (32C), on October 2, 2019, in Washington, DC.
PHOTO: Tourists visiting the Lincoln Memorial shield themselves from the sun as temperatures are expected to soar into mid-90s (32C), on October 2, 2019, in Washington, DC.Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images
Tourists visiting the Lincoln Memorial shield themselves from the sun as temperatures are expected to soar into mid-90s (32C), on October 2, 2019, in Washington, DC.

New York City’s Central Park hit 92 degrees Wednesday.

PHOTO: People enjoy the unseasonably warm weather as park rangers continue to search for two missing swimmers at Rockaway Beach on October 02, 2019, in New York.Spencer Platt/Getty Images
People enjoy the unseasonably warm weather as park rangers continue to search for two missing swimmers at Rockaway Beach on October 02, 2019, in New York.
PHOTO: A man works on a computer in the sun at Bryant Park in New York, October 2, 2019.Shannon Stapleton/Reuters
A man works on a computer in the sun at Bryant Park in New York, October 2, 2019.

And in nearby Newark, New Jersey, the temperature climbed to 94 degrees, an all-time October high.

Philadelphia hit 93 degrees, the first time since 1941 to reach the 90s in October.

PHOTO: Record HeatABC News
Record Heat

Temperatures are also sizzling in the South. Atlanta and Dallas reached 95 degrees on Wednesday and Nashville experienced 97 degrees.

PHOTO: Record Heat - Wednesday HighsABC News
Record Heat – Wednesday Highs

But the Northeast heat won’t last long.

Temperatures are expected to plunge to 55 degrees in Hartford and 60 degrees in New York by Thursday.

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Cooling Down

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