Weather to cool a bit today; snow possible

As Midwesterners, the blessing of beautiful weather compounds our suspicion something bad is going to happen. It’s like when the Vikings are an inch away from the goal line and it’s only first down. That’s when bad things happen.

Well, the weather has been pretty great and could be nice again today (March 20). However, the National Weather Service says the Charles City region has a 20 percent chance of snow and rain mixing around 2 p.m. The likely high temperature is 36 under cloudy skies.

The normal high for this date is 46, according to NWS records.

Tonight, it should be mostly cloudy, with a low around 24 and a north wind of 3 to 7 mph.

Wednesday looks to be mostly sunny with a high near 42.

The record high temperature for the Charles City area on this date was set in 1918 at 73 degrees. The record low is 4 below zero in 1965. The record snowfall of 7 inches came in 1970.

The year 1970, by the way, saw the Vikings win their first NFC Central title. Then, the 49ers knocked them out in the first round of the playoffs.

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