(Atlantic) Reaching a record high temperature looks to be in the cards for much of southwest Iowa today.
Kevin Skow with the National Weather Service in Des Moines describes the possibility of a record high as more than likely.
"Temperatures across southern Iowa are already in the upper 40's to low 50's and that trend should continue through the morning. We shouLd be exceeding that here early this afternoon more than likely.”
It looks like the above average temperatures will continue, but for how long?
"For the next seven days we should see again warmer than normal conditions for the most part. Today will be the warmest day and then we should see a very gradual cool down, but overall for the month of January and early February this is quite a bit above normal and quite enjoyable”
Skow says the record high for January 30th in the Atlantic area is 58 degrees which was set in 1988. Snow fall totals this winter are about 10 inches below average.