February 26, 2014 at 8:41 am

Deep chill not releasing grip on Metro Detroit

It’s so cold in southeastern Michigan that teenagers are pulling up their britches to stay warm.

And according to the National Weather Service, it’s going to stay that way for at least the next week.

“We have raw, wintry, unpleasant conditions out there,” said meteorologist Matt Mosteiko. “The predicted high for Wednesday is 13 and the low tonight will be about 4 degrees. The norms for this time of year is 38 and 23 degrees.

“To that, we can add wind gusts of up to 30 mph which are going to produce wind chills of minus 5 to minus 10 degrees during the day.”

According to the NWS, there is about a 60 percent chance that southeastern Michigan will see ˝ inch of snow during the night.

The shivery culprit behind it all is the Jet Stream, which has dipped deep into the U.S., bringing with it an invasion of arctic air colder than a meter maid’s heart.

“And there’s really no light at the end of the tunnel,” Mosteiko said. “It isn’t going to warm up any time soon. We’re going to see day time highs in the teens, lows in the single digits and wind chills below zero.”

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