February 14, 2014 at 12:27 pm

Metro Detroit temps to reach upper 30s next week

Taylor Rychel, 10, left, sleds on a hill in a front yard in St. Clair Shores on Friday. (David Coates / The Detroit News)

Mother Nature’s Valentine’s Day gift to southeastern Michigan is basically that she’s leaving us alone.

According to the National Weather Service, Friday and Saturday will be generally quiet with little chance of snow.

“We have some light snow showers but they’re tapering off with no accumulation,” said meteorologist Sara Schultz, working out of the White Lake Township station. “The high for Friday will be in the upper 20s with a nighttime low of about 13 degrees. Saturday should be dry with a high in the low 20s.”

But the really nice news is that temperatures will begin to rise next week.

“Starting on Tuesday we should see temperatures rising in the middle 30s,” Schultz said.

Which is nice since this has been a colder than average winter, according to NWS records.

As of Feb. 13, the metro area has recorded 12 straight days of below zero temperatures. The average number of below zero temperatures in a season is 3.6. The record for number of days below zero temperatures is 21 set in the winter of 1884-85.

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