DETROIT (WWJ) - Spring is here, but don’t pack away your winter coats just yet. Michigan is facing record-low temperatures for this time of year.
The current record for low temperature is 11 degrees, set back in 2001. The low for Friday night could break that record, and the highs for the weekend won’t go any further than the 30s. The seasonal high for this time of year is right around 50 degrees.
AccuWeather Meteorologist Dean DeVore said even though Metro Detroit is in store for a cold weekend, it’s actually beneficial. The unseasonably cold weather will suppress a storm that is progressing to the south of Michigan. The storm may affect Ohio and Pennsylvania with severe weather, snow and freezing rain.
A little relief will come early the next week when the sun shines on Monday and Tuesday with highs of 39 degrees.
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Here’s the Weekend Forecast:
Friday - Partly sunny. Highs 31 to 35. Light and variable winds…becoming north 5 to 10 mph.
Friday Night - Partly cloudy…becoming mostly clear toward daybreak. Lows 10 to 14. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday – Mostly sunny during the morning. Mostly cloudy during the afternoon. Highs 29 to 33. Light and variable winds…becoming northeast 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday Night – Partly cloudy. Lows 13 to 17. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday – Partly sunny. Highs 31 to 35.
Sunday Night – Partly cloudy early…then becoming mostly clear. Lows 16 to 20.