Metro Detroit temps return to reality rest of the week

Candice Williams and Mark Hicks
The Detroit News

Don’t put away the winter coats just yet.

Southeast Michigan reached temperatures in the low 60s Monday, but the weather won’t be nearly as warm the rest of the week.

Blame it on “a cold front coming through that’s going to usher in colder Canadian air,” said Matt Mosteiko, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in White Lake Township.

After a slight chance of showers by dawn, the weather service predicts temperatures Tuesday climbing around 45 degrees. Highs on Wednesday could top out only in the low 40s, with overnight readings in the 20s, according to the weather service. The forecast then calls for the thermometer to hover in the mid-40s through the weekend.

Though that’s a “considerable temperature change” from the springlike warmth to start the work week, Mosteiko said, “for this time of year, it’s really not very unusual. ... It’s just a spring-season cold front bringing colder temperatures.”

The normal high for this time of year is around the mid-40s, NWS data shows.

Temperatures peaked at 62 degrees at 2:47 p.m. Monday in Metro Detroit, Mosteiko said. The last time temperatures were in the low 60s was in November, he said. Kalamazoo in western Michigan had a high Monday of 70, the weather service said.

The Associated Press contributed.

Extended forecast

Monday night: There is a 30 percent chance of showers between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. Low around 40.

Tuesday: Breezy and mostly cloudy. High near 44.

Tuesday night: Mostly clear with low around 26.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny with a high near 41.

Wednesday night: Low around 28.

Thursday: Partly cloudy with a high near 45.

Thursday night: Partly cloudy. Low around 31.

Friday: Partly cloudy with a high near 47.

Friday night: Cloudy with low around 33.