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Alas, southeastern Michigan’s love affair with warmer temperatures is over. Lower temperatures and snow flurries have returned to the metro area.

“We’re returning to normal December readings after three days of temperatures in the upper 40s and lower 50s,” said meteorologist Brian Tilley of the National Weather Service station in White Lake Township.

“Wednesday through the weekend, we’re going to see temperatures in the mid-30s with a few snow flurries. The high for Wednesday will be about 35 and the nighttime low will be around 26.”

Wednesday winds will average about 15 mph with gusts as high as 24 mph.

“Thursday will be more of the same with a high of about 34 and a low of 27,” Richter said. “This is pretty typical stuff for this time of year. Conditions will remain the same right through the weekend.”

According to Richter, it’s too early to forecast what the weather will be next week for the Christmas holiday.

“At this point, I would be speculating,” Richter said.

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Extended forecast

Wednesday: Breezy and mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers. Highs 33 to 37.

Wednesday night: Partly cloudy with lows of 25 to 29.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy with highs of 32 to 36.

Thursday night: Cloudy. Lows 25 to 29. Light northwest winds.

Friday: Mostly cloudy. Highs 32 to 36. Light west winds.

Friday night: Partly cloudy with lows of 24 to 28.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy with highs of 32 to 36.

Saturday night: Mostly cloudy with lows of 25 to 29.

Sunday: Partly cloudy. Highs 34 to 38.

Sunday night: Partly cloudy with lows of 26 to 30.

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