(Atlantic) Record or near record highs are forecast for Monday in Southwest Iowa. Kevin Deitsch, Meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Des Moines says high temperatures around Audubon and Atlantic will be bumping up against 100-degrees.
“Atlantic’s record high is 98 set back in 1910, and tomorrow we are forecasting a high temperature of 98 or 99-degrees in Southwest Iowa,” stated Deitsch. “A big ridge is moving in and temperatures are going to warm quickly.”
Deitsch adds that the record temperature for Audubon is in jeopardy as well. The 98-degree record high set back in 1953 could also fall Monday.
Meanwhile, the hot temperatures will also dry things out again. Winds are expected to blow out of the southwest at 15-25 miles per hour, with gusts up to 35 miles per hour throughout the day Monday.
June 17, 2012
9:00 a.m. newscast