We set a new record high for this day... the temperature hit 98 degrees at Tampa International Airport. That beats the record high of 96 back on May 17, 1995.
But the big story is that we almost beat the all-time record high for ANY date. The temperature has never quite hit 100 degrees at Tampa International, but it did hit 99. So we were only ONE DEGREE off from that today.
98 this afternoon setting a new record high for today in Tampa! It was only a degree shy of the hottest temperature ever recorded in Tampa. pic.twitter.com/pQDD3lW6C0
— Julie Phillips (@WFLAJulie) May 17, 2017