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Temperatures have taken a dive behind a cold front Sunday. Oh and it was windy, too. Now we're caught in the chill for the start of the week. Here's a look at Sunday afternoon's temperatures:

It felt a lot colder with wind chills in the low 20s for much of the day due to the strong northerly winds. The chill continues into the new week. Temperatures will be even colder and the winds will remain strong. High temperatures Monday:

Feels like temperatures Monday afternoon:

Now we're heading into December which means it's about the be meteorological winter (the time of year when temperatures are typically the coldest, December through February). Typically, in early December, afternoon temperatures are in the low to mid 30s and nighttime temperatures are in the teens.

The Climate Prediction Center is indicating above normal temperatures during the first week or two of December. Here's the outlook for December 7th to 13th:

So, keeping in mind our average temperatures (30s and teens) here's a look at the next ten days on the European model for Cedar Rapids and Quad Cities respectively:

So it's not going to be super warm, but it's better to be above normal rather than below... especially this time of year! RK


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