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Detroit area expected to ring in 2015 with colder temps

Holly Fournier
The Detroit News

Metro Detroit is expected to greet the New Year with lower than normal temperatures, according to the National Weather Service.

“At this point, there’s not really a whole lot to report except it’s trending a little colder than normal,” said Matt Mosteiko, meteorologist with the weather service in White Lake Township.

Temperatures Monday are expected to hover around a high of 31 degrees with a low of 19 degrees. It will get colder through the week, with highs Tuesday near 26 degrees and on Wednesday just 22 degrees.

Lows on Tuesday and Wednesday are forecasted around 15 degrees.

The normal high for this time is around 33 degrees.

Windchills this week are expected to bring chilly temperatures even lower.

Early morning windchills on Tuesday will be around 10 degrees, while Wednesday morning may dip as low as zero degrees with windchill.

Other than frosty temperatures, it is expected to be a smooth weather week.

“It’s going to be dry,” Mosteiko said. “Any chances (of snow) are actually going to be well to the north, like in the Upper Peninsula in the Mackinaw area.”

Looking into the first weekend of 2015, there is a slight chance of snow on the horizon.

“There’s just a really small chance on Friday and it becomes more likely on Saturday,” Mosteiko said. “There’s a 30 percent chance Friday night and then a 40 percent chance on Saturday.”

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