Bitter Cold Settles In As Metro Detroit Recovers From Snowstorm

ROMULUS (WWJ/AP) – Another round of bitterly cold temperatures is following a storm that dumped more than 9 inches of snow on parts of southern Michigan.

The temperature at Detroit Metropolitan Airport dropped to 4 degrees Thursday morning, breaking the record low of 5 degrees for March 13 in Detroit set back in 1896. Other temperatures throughout the metro area ranged from single digits to the lower teens.

The snowstorm left Michigan Wednesday evening after dumping snow in wide areas of the southern and central Lower Peninsula. The National Weather Service reported 9.3 inches the Oakland County community of Holly, while Mount Clemens in neighboring Macomb County had 8.9 inches. Detroit Metropolitan Airport saw 6.5 inches of snow, bringing the area within 3 inches of breaking a seasonal snowfall total of 93.6 inches set in 1880-1881, the weather service said.

Forecasters say warmer weather is coming on Friday, with temperatures predicted in the 40s for metro Detroit.

Here’s the local forecast from the CBS Detroit weather team:

Thursday: Mostly sunny and bitterly cold. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph. High 22F.
Thursday Night: Cold with patchy clouds. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Low 15F.

Friday: Some sun, becoming windier and not as cold with a stray shower. Winds SW at 15 to 25 mph. High 44F.
Friday Night: A few clouds from time to time. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph. Low near 30F.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph. High 41F.
Saturday Night: Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later at night; colder. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph. Low 13F.

Sunday: Mostly sunny and colder.  Winds NE at 10 to 20 mph. High 25F.
Sunday Night: Mainly clear and bitterly cold. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 mph. Low 12F.

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