(Atlantic) Another arctic blast sent the mercury plummeting this morning. Some of the coldest temperatures in the state were recorded right here in southwest Iowa.
“Atlantic and Guthrie Center record low temperatures of around -22,” stated Rod Donovan with the National Weather Service in Des Moines. “The coldest spot in the state was Elkader in northeast Iowa at -25 and Keosauqua in southeast Iowa recorded a low of -22, so it was certainly quite cold out there.”
“We do have another cold night coming up but after that we are going to gradually warm up to more normal temperatures,” explained Donovan. “By Wednesday we will see highs in the 30’s, and as we look ahead to Sunday the temperature could climb to 40-degrees with a chance of 50-degree weather early next week.”
Donovan says it appears the cold weather system that has had its grip on much of the northern U.S. is starting to break.
“Yes it is starting to break,” said Donovan. “The strong northwest flow that has been funneling this arctic air south into the state is starting to transition into more of a spring like pattern.”
Today’s high will be around 8-degrees and a low of -5 tonight, before it really warms up on Wednesday.
February 10, 2014