DETROIT (CBS Detroit) – Hot enough for you? It’s a question you should get used to because temperatures are about to go from warm to warmer — nearly downright hot — in metro Detroit this week.

CBS 62 Chief Meteorologist Jim Madaus is calling for temperatures in the low 80s Tuesday and Wednesday, soaring to a projected high of 84 degrees Thursday, before dropping to a relatively chilly high of 77 degrees Friday.

“We’re going to break the 80s, for sure,” Madaus said. “It’s the jetstream, it’s in a summerlike pattern right now, it’s been like that for the last two weeks. Even 50s at this time of year would be above normal.”

Weather-wise, we could be knocking down records like pins at a bowling alley. Tuesday, temperatures should beat the 73 degree record set in 1918 and Wednesday’s record high of 73 set in 1991 should also be broken.

In addition, the National Weather Service says we are on track to break the record for consecutive 60-degree days in
March that was set back in 1945. If we make it above 60 today it will be nine straight days of 60-degrees or higher.

And that record is expected to be broken tomorrow.

The National Weather Service says as of Sunday, Detroit has had 8 consecutive days of high temperatures above 60 degrees which means the record of 9 days would be tied on Monday and broken on Tuesday if the current forecast verifies. At Flint and Saginaw there have been eight consecutive days of high temperatures above 60 degrees which means the record of 10 days would be tied on Tuesday and broken on Wednesday.

This streak does not look to end until the weekend when forecast high temperatures are expected to dip down into the 50s.  “We’re going to drop back by the weekend, and go back closer to normal,” Madaus said.

So, how do we feel about this Detroit? Are we ready for an early spring after a toasty winter or longing for the return of a rip-roaring old-fashioned snowstorm? See the complete forecast here.


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