Records continue to be broken across southwestern Saskatchewan as the extremely mild winter conditions persist.

Yesterday 18 communities in Saskatchewan set all-time temperature records for January 31 with five of them located in the southwest.

Maple Creek was once again the warmest place in the province peaking at 17.5 C ousting its 1931 record of 14.4 C. Swift Current wasn't far behind hitting 14.9 C edging out the previous high of 13.9 C in 1931. Assiniboia reached 13.9 C beating their 1992 record of 11 C, Lucky Lake climbed to 8.8 C upending the 2009 record of 4.4 C, and jumped to 8.7 C ahead of the 6 C in 1993.

"It's been a couple of days of quite a few records being broken in Saskatchewan," Samantha Mauti, a meteorologist with Environment and Climate Change Canada, said. "Over the last couple of days, lots of records across Saskatchewan have been broken. It is quite the stretch of warmth."

Daytime highs are expected to well exceed the 30-year average (-7 daytime and -17 nighttime) for Swift Current until at least early next week. today and tomorrow's forecast is close to record-breaking.

"It is possible for the next couple of days [to break more records]," she said. "Then we start to see the change early into next week."

The area is expected to be hit with some much-needed precipitation on Saturday and Sunday, although Mauti couldn't confirm how much the area could expect at this point.

"We have those temperatures dipping down and precipitation is expected to start as rain and then later the day on Sunday, switching over to snow," she said. "There's quite a bit of disagreement with the amounts right now for our models so I'm hesitant to put a number on it."