DETROIT – We’ve seen the last of the snow for this week, but the cold isn’t even close to ending in Metro Detroit.
Even with sunshine Thursday, Metro Detroit couldn’t break 40 degrees. Overnight, we’ll really feel the heart of this polar push. Lows will range from the mid-teens to low 20s -- those are air temperatures, not wind chills. Make sure children are bundled up at the bus stop Friday morning.
We’ll get a reprieve over the weekend. A burst of milder air will move in Saturday and Sunday. Highs will return to the 40s, which is still well below normal. Normal high temperatures for this time of year would be in the low 50s.
You can see a cold front will be hanging out to the north Sunday, ready to pounce on us early next week. Temperatures behind it will be even colder than what we’re dealing with at the end of this workweek. Once we dip below freezing Monday evening, we won’t get above 32 degrees until Thursday afternoon. That’s more than 48 straight hours of at or below freezing temperatures.
Snow is likely again Monday, with that next burst of cold air. Temperatures will remain the story for quite some time, though.
So far this month, we’ve only peaked above normal once, on Monday. When you look at the rest of our 10-day forecast, it’s all below normal. Plus, the available data suggests we’ll stay below normal through at least Nov. 20.
It’s entirely possible the streak will continue past that point, possibly taking us to Thanksgiving. We don’t have enough data to make that call right now.
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