Baltimore came within a couple degrees of setting a new record for the coolest Aug. 6 on record Tuesday afternoon, with temperatures hovering around 70 degrees across the region.

The coolest Aug. 6 on record here topped out at 70 degrees 20 years ago today, in 1993.

Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, the point of record for Baltimore, had not climbed higher than that as of about 3 p.m.

But the airport briefly warmed to 72 degrees just before 4 p.m., after hovering from 69-70 degrees earlier in the afternoon.

Still, it's a welcome cool-down for many. Normal highs this time of year are in the mid- to upper-80s, with high humidity during the dog days of summer. If the temperature doesn't climb any higher there, it will be the coolest day at the airport since June 7.

Climate forecasts indicate the relatively cool -- or at least, normal -- weather is forecast to continue into mid-August.