Temperatures will challenge records again Tuesday morning

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) - Record lows were shattered Monday morning, and records will be in jeopardy or broken once again Tuesday morning.

First, Monday’s lows compared to records:

Cedar Rapids: -24, old record was -14 in 1974
Dubuque: -21, old record was -15 in 1974
Iowa City: -20, old record was -14 in 1924
Waterloo: -21, old record was -18 in 1974

The graphic with this article shows Tuesday morning’s record lows along with the forecast. Wind chills near -30 and colder are likely. Frostbite can happen in less than 30 minutes during such conditions.

Temperatures will finally be above zero Tuesday afternoon for the first time since Saturday morning. Wind chills are expected to be in the -10 to -20 degree range.

A weak Alberta Clipper may bring us scattered flurries Tuesday evening and night, but those will not cause any accumulation.