DETROIT (WWJ) – Southeast Michigan has been breaking old records since Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011 when it passed the all-time record in Detroit for consecutive 80 degree days with 43. Monday has already rung in with an 85, extending the record to 44 days.
Although the forecast calls for 84 degrees on Tuesday, the record-slashing will likely end there. A cold front will pass through the evening, causing cooler temperatures Wednesday.
If the forecast verifies, we will hold a record of 45 consecutive days with a high of 80 or higher. The previous record was 42 days set Aug. 7, 1955. Third place is Aug. 7, 2008 with 33 consecutive 80 degree days.
Forecast Details from the Weather Team:
Tuesday – Mostly cloudy through mid morning…then becoming partly sunny. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs 83 to 87. West winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Tuesday Night – Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms during the evening. Lows 63 to 67. West winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent.
Wednesday – Partly sunny. Highs 75 to 79. Partly cloudy during the evening… then clear overnight. Lows 56 to 60. Northwest winds 5 to 20 mph.
Thursday – Mostly sunny. Highs 76 to 80. Mostly clear overnight. Lows 59 to 63. West winds 5 to 10 mph…turning to southwest.
Friday – Partly sunny. Highs 80 to 84. Partly cloudy during the evening… then mostly cloudy overnight. Lows 64 to 68. Chance of rain 30 percent.
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