Temperature Wednesday breaks 71-year-old record

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The temperature on Wednesday reached 83 degrees, breaking a record that’s held strong since World War II ended.

The temperature was recorded at 2:20 p.m. at T.F. Green Airport, marking the warmest Oct. 19 on record since 1945.

When will we get back to fall temperatures? Chief Meteorologist Tony Petrarca will let you know tonight on Eyewitness News starting live at 5.

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