An early taste of summer ended Tuesday with a second day of record-breaking heat, but forecasters were expecting dra-matic cooling through the rest of the week and into the weekend.

An early taste of summer ended Tuesday with a second day of record-breaking heat, but forecasters were expecting dra-matic cooling through the rest of the week and into the weekend.

The Medford airport ther-mometer climbed to 92 degrees Tuesday, breaking the previous record for April 21 of 88 degrees, set in 1986.

Me-teorologist Mike Petrucelli said today's high temperature could fall just short of 80 degrees, and tonight's low will be a chilly 37.

Thursday we'll be lucky to see 60 degrees, as clouds and cool marine air come inland, but the chance of showers is only about 20 percent.

Friday should be more of the same, with a high around 57 and a low in the upper 30s, Petrucelli said.

Weekend highs should be around 60, perfect for gardeners to work and hikers to hike without drowning in sweat.