Metro Detroit weather forecast: No end in sight?

How long could this possibly last?


DETROIT – The long-anticipated upper level ridge of high pressure has now materialized over the Great Lakes, and this is going to be an insurance policy for quite a stretch of the most spectacular fall weather you could possibly ask for.

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This is the week to take a day or two off work and get some of that fall yard work done, some of those last rounds of golf in, visit your neighborhood cider mill, or just sit outside in the afternoon sunshine and warmth and read a good book.

Tonight, expect clear skies once again, but it won't be quite as cool as last night. Lows in the low to mid 50s near Detroit in what we call the Urban Heat Island, and in the mid to upper 40s in the typically coldest suburbs. Wind becoming calm.

Sunshine will once again greet us on Wednesday, with highs in the low to mid 70s. Southeast wind at 4 to 9 mph.

Wednesday evening marks the beginning of Rosh Hashana, one of the two holiest Jewish holidays of the year, and the weather couldn't be better for heading to services. Evening temperatures falling through the 60s, with overnight lows in the low 50s. If you know somebody Jewish, wish them a "Shana Tova" ("Good Year")!

As stated yesterday, the rest of the forecast is pretty simple (good thing I'm not paid by the word): sunny or mostly sunny skies through the weekend into Monday! Highs will be nearly steady in the low to mid 70s, with overnight lows generally in the low to mid 50s.

So how long will this last?

Well, it depends upon if the computer models are correct in reasserting the upper level ridge next week, which would keep us dry possibly through Thursday, Oct. 2.

We'll see ...

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