Warmer days are surely coming as spring begins

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - With the snowpack largely gone across the area, statistics favor us turning a major temperature corner in the coming weeks. Astronomically speaking, we almost have to with the increasing sun angle and longer days.

Using 128 years’ worth of data, the chance of hitting a high of 40 or warmer on March 1st is around 47%. By the end of the month, this increases all the way up to 89%.

Another thing - that sun angle as spring starts is equivalent to that of mid-late September when fall begins. Sunscreen season is almost here!