CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - Wednesday’s high temperatures were mostly in the lower to middle 70s. While this isn’t unusual in mid-August, it was still about ten degrees below normal. Afternoons in the 70 to 75 degree range are typical for the middle to even late part of September, so we certainly had a sneak peek at autumn.
For most, Wednesday was the coolest day in nearly two months. This was the first time this month that Cedar Rapids didn’t have a high in the 80s. On average, there are four sub-80 highs by now. In Iowa City, it’s even more amazing – this was the first time with a high in the 70s since June 24 – a 50-day streak!