Metro Detroit weather: Shattering cold records after historic snowfall

Winter weather continues to break records in mid-November

DETROIT – We’re busting so many records this week, it’s hard to keep track of them all. After historic snow Monday night, we’ll be shattering cold records Tuesday night.

Record cold

Skies will be mostly clear Tuesday evening, with light winds. Add the dry air to that and you have a recipe for maximum cold.

Low temperatures will reach the single digits. That should break the record easily. The record is 12 degrees -- set in 1911.

This will also be the earliest we’ve recorded a single-digit temperature. Nov. 16, 1933 was the previous earliest single-digit day. Winds will be light, so wind chills won’t be any different than the air temperatures.

Next snow on deck

If you just got done shoveling, you might not be excited to see another snow chance Wednesday night. Don’t get too worked up, though. Accumulations should be an inch or less. It will be snowing in spots during the Thursday morning commute, however, so plan for that.

Slow recovery

The coldest part of the week is the first half, so temperatures will increase somewhat by the end of the week. An improvement to the 30s is still 10-15 degrees below normal for November, though.

We’ll get plenty of sunshine, so Saturday and Sunday will be mixed bags.

Temperatures will continue to recover next week, with highs in the 40s and lows in the 30s.

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