October 24, 2014

Unseasonably warm temperatures forecast

Temperatures across Iowa on this final day of November are expected to be in the 40s and 50s, which is about ten degrees warmer than normal. As December begins tomorrow, National Weather Service meteorologist Brad Small says some parts of Iowa may hit the upper 50s.

“We’ll warm up even further on Sunday with highs across the state mid-50s to mid-60s, that’ll hold into Monday,” Small says. “It’ll feel like spring at times.” December is a month most Iowans associate with snow, but Small says chances of our seeing the white stuff are slim — for now.

“The forecast for the next seven to ten days has little-to-no snow potential in the forecast,” he says. “Highs will be above normal. We’ll even be pushing records Sunday and Monday.” The forecast for Saturday calls for a high of 58 for Des Moines, where the normal high is only 40. Learn more at: www.weather.gov

By Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City