Record set as heat warning continues
Published Saturday, September 23, 2017 3:39PM EDT
Last Updated Saturday, September 23, 2017 5:56PM EDT
Windsor hit a record high temperature on Saturday as the heat alert continues.
On the second day of fall, the temperature rose to 31 degrees and broke a record set more than 70 years ago.
In 1945, the temperature hit 30.6 degrees.
Hundreds took a trip to Peche Island as part of the Detroit River Canadian Cleanup.
For the first time since 2013, visitors took self-guided tours on the island and enjoyed wildlife.
“We had a contigency plan in place to cancel the day for bad weather, but we weren't expecting this real intense heat,” said Claire Sanders, a coordinator for the cleanup.
But visitors were prepared for the heat.
"I brought some water, so I don’t think it will be as hot in the shade as in the sun. I'm looking forward to hiking around the island,” said Jackie Kavanaugh.