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Near 80 degrees today: Warmest since October 1

No April Fools: Cooling trend could be strong enough for Easter snow

The big story for our day? Very warm temperatures. While not record-breaking, we'll still be out of the ordinary for this time of year. 

Statistically, the average date for the first 80 degree day is April 20th, so we'll be a few weeks early if we get there today. There's an outside chance of a storm for areas along and north of I-80, but the storms will be very isolated this afternoon.

Tonight will be fair and mild with overnight lows in the 50-55 degree range. 

A cold front will pass through our area during the early afternoon hours of Wednesday. A few strong thunderstorms will be possible with the passage of the front but the chance of severe weather is still slight and mainly confined to areas east of the Mississippi River. Temperatures will top out around 70 degrees before a significant downturn in temperatures for the remainder of the week.

We'll have highs in the lower to middle 50s for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. There's a chance that showers Saturday night could mix with or change to to snow for Easter Sunday. That's definitely not an April Fools' Joke, but it's also not set in stone. 

-Meteorologist Eric Sorensen