ITHACA, N.Y. — Ithaca reached a high of 93 degrees on Tuesday, just one degree below the highest temperature recorded on the day back in 1941.

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The normal high temperature for this time of year is 74 degrees, according to

While the National Weather Service is saying Wednesday temperatures are supposed to peak in the upper 80s, a 60 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms is expected no later than 4 p.m.

The Weather Channel is reporting that temperatures will drop to the upper or mid-70s when the storms start, giving way to a much cooler evening than Ithaca has had all week with temperatures in the lower 60s.

But enjoy the heat while you can.

Temperatures are supposed to become more seasonal after Wednesday.

The highs for the rest of the week will sink to the lower 70s, depending on the day, and lows are supposed to be in the upper 50s, the weather service reports.

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Jolene Almendarez

Jolene Almendarez is Managing Editor at The Ithaca Voice. She can be reached at; you can learn more about her at the links in the top right of this box.