SOUTHFIELD (WWJ) – New weather records set throughout Michigan on Thursday.

In Detroit, the high temperature hit 85 degrees making this the hottest day in March. Lansing had a record high of 83 today breaking the old record of 81 set in 1938. In Muskegon, today’s high of 79 broke a previous record of 68 degrees set in 1979.

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Meantime, some severe weather was reported in Southeast Michigan Thursday afternoon.  Hail and heavy rain has been falling in the Rochester Hills area near Oakland University.

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Forecasters say we could hit a record high again on Friday, with some thunderstorms expects.  It will cool down just a bit for the weekend.

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