DETROIT (WWJ) – Forget the Polar Vortex. Metro Detroit has been even colder this year than the winter of 2014, according to the National Weather Service.

“Detroit right now sits in fifth place for the coldest month of all time,” Meteorologist Sara Schultz told WWJ Newsradio 950 Thursday. “Right now we averaged 14.6 degrees; and you know it’s cold when you have the Great Lakes ice coverage actually ahead of what we had last year at this time.”

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Schultz said there’s not much relief is in sight, with negative and single digit temps in metro Detroit are in the forecast through Saturday night.

“And then we finally get back into the teens for lows next week; but, again, we’re still way below normal for this time of year,” Schultz said.

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

Friday: Sunshine. High 18F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Friday Night: Clear skies. Low -1F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.

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Saturday: Sunny skies. High 21F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy skies early, then some snow showers later at night. Low 7F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 40%.

Sunday: Periods of snow. High 31F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 90%. Snow accumulating 1 to 3 inches.
Sunday Night: Cloudy with snow showers mainly during the evening. Low 21F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 80%.

Monday: Partly cloudy skies. High 32F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy skies in the evening, then becoming cloudy overnight. Low 18F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday: Some snow showers around in the morning. Then a wintry mix expected in the afternoon. High around 35F. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precip 80%. 1 to 3 inches of snow and ice expected.
Tuesday Night: Cloudy with periods of rain. Low 31F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Rainfall near a half an inch.

For the very latest information, stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 during Traffic and Weather on the 8s, 24-hours a day.  Check live, local radar and the extended forecast HERE.

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