Mild January Temperature Trend

The mildest air of our “January thaw” comes Wednesday. Highs reach the low to mid 40s across eastern Iowa. Temperatures like that are 10-20° above normal for mid-January.

Highs in the 40s are not unheard of in January. Over the past 10 years, the Big Four have each seen their fair share of days reaching 40°+. There have only been a couple of years when January temperatures failed to reach 40°.

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Cedar Rapids:

Iowa City:


Cooler air tracks in Thursday and Friday, ending our “thaw”…at least for now. The Climate Prediction Center is tracking potentially above normal temperatures beginning again in the middle of next week. Normal highs for mid-January run in the upper 20s.


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This post was written by Rachael Peart on January 9, 2018

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