Reporting Jim Madaus
SOUTHFIELD (WWJ) – Pop open the sun roof or take the top down. It feels like spring in Southeast Michigan. WWJ-TV Chief Meteorologist Jim Madaus predicted early that it would reach an unseasonable high 65 degrees on Wednesday.
And he was right: It was already 66 degrees in Southfield at 2:29 p.m.
Madaus said Metro Detroiters can expect the warmth and sunshine to last just about all day long, along with some gusty winds which are actually bringing this southern air to the area. Winds will be about 20-30 miles-per-hour with gusts up to 35. No damaging winds are expected.
Madaus says although it will be a 5-star day, we won’t quite get up to the record high for this date – set at 67 degrees back in 1961.
Rain is expected Wednesday night into Thursday morning, as the warm front moves through the region. Madaus says it will clear back up later in the day Thursday with a high in the 50s. Metro Detroit temps are expected to drop back down into the 40s for Friday and Saturday – which Madaus said is more normal for this time of year. The average temperature for March 6 is 41 degrees.
Forecasters are calling for temperatures to pop back up into the 50s on Sunday and into next week. But don’t get too comfortable just yet. This is Michigan, and anything could happen, said Madaus. Our state has been known to get plenty of snow in March and even April.
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