July 11, 2014 at 6:30 pm

Cruel summer weather ahead for Metro Detroit fans of hot temperatures

Relatively colder air is headed toward Michigan, but don’t gas up the snowblower just yet.

Cooler air is expected to move into southeast Michigan on Monday night, dropping Tuesday’s predicted high temperature into the upper 60s with lows in the mid-50s for Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

According to National Weather Service records, the average daily highs for July 14 and 15 are 87 and 88 degrees respectively, with average daily lows of 56 and 57 degrees.

While the low temperatures for Tuesday and Wednesday nights are expected to be in the low to mid-50s, they’ll be a long way from the record low temperature of 42 set on July 6, 1974.

“Next week’s cold front might result in some severe weather but it’s still too far out to tell,” said NWS meteorologist Rachel Kulik, working from the White Lake Township station.

Saturday is expected to be partly cloudy with the possibility of rain moving in.

“We may see thunderstorms move into the area Saturday night into Sunday morning,” Kulik said.

“We should see rain on Sunday morning which will diminish as the day goes on. The high will be 83 to 85. The cold front coming in Monday may bring rain with it into Tuesday.”

Weather fact: On July 11, 1964, Genesee County was pummeled with hail up to 1 ¾ inches and winds up to 58 mph around 5:50 p.m.

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