One person who wouldn't be deterred from creating was Thomas Fink, of Cut and Carve Tree Service. The West Bloomfield resident was sawing into hunks of pine, creating art that wouldn't melt away. (Ricardo Thomas / The Detroit News)
Plymouth— A week ago polar temperatures descended on Metro Detroit bringing more than a foot of snow to some areas. On Saturday, temperatures rose to 42 degrees, bringing in a chilly drizzle.
It will be a week-long respite before the cold returns, said Dan Thompson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s White Lake Township station.
“It does look like there’s going to be another cool down, especially mid-to-late in the week,” said Thompson. “It looks like it will turn cooler, but not as cold as we saw earlier this week.”
Saturday’s weather put a damper on the Plymouth Ice Festival. By mid-day the dozens of sculptures had melted to the point where their shapes were nearly unrecognizable.
In spite of the rain, dozens of people came to see the sculptures, including Danielle Kline of Canton and her young daughters. It was their first time at the festival.
“We’re just looking for something to get out of the house,” said Kline.
One person who wouldn’t be deterred from creating was Thomas Fink, of Cut and Carve Tree Service. The West Bloomfield resident was sawing into hunks of pine, creating art that wouldn’t melt away.
“I’m the backup plan for this weather,” he joked, gesturing to the melting ice around him. “It’s kind of worthless to do those today.”
The ice festival continues Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in downtown Plymouth.
Overnight temperatures Saturday should drop into the upper 20s, he said, creating a risk for icy roads heading into Sunday morning, said Thompson. Temperatures will rise once again to the mid-30s and the rain will give way to partly cloudy skies.
Tuesday night could bring a chance for snowstorms and lows in the upper teens, Thompson said.