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Think Spring! Milder Temperatures On The Way To Metro Detroit

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DETROIT (WWJ) – There’s still no heat wave in sight, but the weather will get milder as we head toward the weekend and into next week.

After a record-breaking winter, AccuWeather Meteorologist Dr. Joe Sobel say the weather is getting back to normal in metro Detroit.

Wednesday may, in fact, be the last day the temperatures doesn’t at least reach 40 degrees until next fall.

“Fifty, by the way, is the long-term average high temperature this time of year, so although we will be milder, we’re still only looking at getting back to near average,” Sobel said.

“It could be a lot worse … and I don’t see any what we’d call snowstorms in our near future, so that’s obviously a good thing.”

Sobel said there’s some drizzle or rain in the forecast for Thursday — but it is still cold enough in the morning for that to become freezing rain. Temperatures could near 50 degrees on Friday, before cooling down back in to the 40s over the weekend, with some rain or snow possible on Saturday.  

Here’s the detailed forecast from the CBSDetroit weather team:

Thursday: Overcast. High 43F. Winds S at 15 to 25 mph.
Thursday Night: 60% chance of rain showers in the evening becoming steady light rain overnight. Low near 40F. Winds S at 15 to 25 mph.

Friday: Showers in the morning, then cloudy in the afternoon. High 47F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Friday Night: Cloudy. Low around 30F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph.

Saturday: Variable clouds with some rain or snow showers. High 41F. Winds NNE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precip 40%.
Saturday Night: Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later at night. Low near 25F. Winds N at 10 to 20 mph.

Sunday: Sunny skies. High 47F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday Night: Clear skies in the evening then becoming cloudy overnight. Low 33F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

Monday: Cloudy. High 54F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph.
Monday Night: Cloudy with periods of light rain. Low near 35F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

Tuesday: A mixture of rain and snow showers. High near 40F. Winds NW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Tuesday Night: A few clouds from time to time. Low around 30F. Winds NNW at 10 to 20 mph.

Know before you go: Keep it tuned to WWJ Newsradio 950 for the latest forecast during traffic and weather, every 10 minutes on the 8s. See the live, local radar now at this link.

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