It only took until noon for Baltimore to warm up to a record high temperature for the second day in a row Wednesday.
Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, the region's point of record, reached 83 degrees, one degree above a record most recently reached in 1947, by that time. Just after 2 p.m., temperatures peaked at 87 degrees.
On Tuesday, BWI reached 84 degrees, two degrees above the old record high for Oct. 18.
The region also reached the 80s on Monday, peaking at 83 degrees. Three consecutive days had not reached the 80s at BWI since Sept. 21-23.
An area of high pressure off the southeastern U.S. coast is circulating in warm and humid air from the south and southwest.
A cold front is forecast to end the warmth by Friday, with showers possible Thursday and Friday as it moves through. Temperatures could again reach 80 degrees Thursday before highs drop into the lower 70s Friday and only the upper 50s on Saturday.