After being treated to our first 70*+ day of 2021 on Monday, below normal temps will settle in Wednesday and Thursday, but FEAR NOT, the mercury will look to rebound for the first week of April.

The National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center says that there’s a 60-70% chance of ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES throughout most of Iowa April 3 – 7.

So, what is the ‘normal’ high temp in April? On April 1, the average high temperature in Cedar Rapids is 57 degrees. By the end of the month, that number will increase to 69 degrees. The lows, on average, range from 34-45 degrees.

The hottest temperature ever recorded in Cedar Rapids is 95 degrees on April 22, 1980.

On the other side of things, the coldest morning in Cedar Rapids history in April is 1 above on April 6, 1982.

The THREE MONTH outlook (April, May, June) also looks to feature above-normal temperatures. The Climate Prediction Center says that there is a 40% chance of above-normal temperatures not just in Iowa, but across the entire United States. The only areas where below normal temperatures could show up is in Northwestern Washington and the Southern coast of Alaska.


April Showers Bring May Flowers? Maybe not this year, as below-normal precipitation is also predicted for the majority of April.

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