Fall preview follows lack of 90s

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- Summer heat has been missing across eastern Iowa, and the current push of fall-like weather is a reminder of that. As of Wednesday, Cedar Rapids has had 47 straight days with a high temperature less than 90 degrees. We’ll easily get to at least 55 days based on current expectations. That’s the most consecutive days without a 90 in May through September since 2014, when the lone 90 was on August 23.

If July 20 ends up being the last 90 of the season, it’ll be the earliest once since 2009, when it happened on June 27. That was the earliest date for the last 90 on record. Six years of the past 37 years (1980 to 2016) didn’t have a 90-degree high after July 20: 1981, 1986, 1998, 2004, 2007, and 2009.