The Weather Channel has apologized after Iowa’s Local on the 8s broadcast showed an offensive racial slur in the middle of the weather report.

As pointed out by journalist Matthew Keys on Twitter, a graphic “accidentally” made it on the air in the Des Moines, Iowa area last week. The graphic read, “Hello Des Moines, This is your weather my n****rs.”

"I've blurred it, but I'm pretty sure you can figure out what it said," Keys added alongside the screens

The Weather Channel issued a statement in which it said the statement didn’t “originate” with them.

“A graphic during The Weather Channel cable network’s ‘Local on the 8s’ presentation in Des Moines last evening included a racial slur,” the statement read. “We removed this graphic as soon as we learned of it. This did not originate with us, and we are in the process of investigating it further. We apologize to our viewers.” 

A spokesperson confirmed that an investigation into the incident is ongoing, although it’s believed to have originated at the cable head-end.