After a weekend of record-breaking warmth, temperatures are expected to stay mild through the early part of this week.

While the warm weather is good news for many, it's bad news for certain businesses.

M&S Hardware in Lehighton is fully stocked with shovels, salt, and other winter supplies. The store's owner says it's a very unusual sight for the middle of January.

"Usually we're very low in the shovel department, low in the ice melt department, but we are fully stocked. We are actually seeing some people buying some potting soil which is very interesting in January," said Carol Miller, owner of M&S Hardware.

In recent days, temperatures have soared into the 50's and 60's, in the middle of winter.

"Personally I love that there's no snow. Business wise, we don't love that there's no snow," said Miller.

For stores like M&S Hardware, the lack of snow and ice is a challenge for winter business.

"It would be wrong to say we don't depend on it," said Miller.

It's a similar story at Country Junction where shelves are also fully stocked with shovels, ice scrapers, snow blowers, and sleds.

Some shoppers are welcoming the mild weather.

"I worked all my life out in the snow and I can't stand the cold anymore really," said Roger Frohnheiser of Towamensing Township.

Others are begging for snow.

"I just think it's so pretty, something different. Northeast Pennsylvania has four seasons, you get to see it all, you know what I mean? It's beautiful," said Gail Leyshon of Falls, PA.

And the warm weather is helping out hardware stores in other ways.

"We do have fortunately a lot of other supplies, even though there's no snow, people are doing a lot of home projects. It's a hit or miss, you don't know. You don't know what the weather's going to bring, we're not in control of it. It is what it is," said Miller.