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You know that jacket you recently put away in the closet?

Time to dig it back out, especially at night.

A cold air mass sitting over the metro area is keeping temperatures below their monthly norms, according to the National Weather Service station at White Lake Township.

“As of 6:45 a.m. Wednesday, we are at 42 degrees with the chance that we could drop another degree or two,” said NWS meteorologist Mike Richter.

“We were in the lower 40s for the southeastern Michigan area and possibly in the upper 30s in some outlying areas. The high for Wednesday should be around 60 degrees.”

According to NWS records, the average high for May 20 is 71 degrees with an average low of about 51 degrees.

Farther north, frost warnings have been issued for the Flint, Port Huron and Lansing areas.

“Thursday should be a little warmer, reaching into the mid-60s,” Richter said.

“The low for Thursday will be in the mid-40s, with a 30 percent chance of precipitation during the night.”

Weather fact: The all-time high temperature for this date was 91 degrees set in 1977 with the all-time low set at 31 degrees in 1981.

TGreenwood@detroitnews.com

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Extended forecast

Wednesday: Partly sunny with a high near 59.

Wednesday night: Mostly cloudy with a low of about 40.

Thursday: Mostly sunny with a high near 65.

Thursday night: There is a 30 percent chance of rain with a low of about 42.

Friday: Sunny with a high near 62.

Friday night: Clear with a low of 40.

Saturday: Mostly sunny with a high near 67.

Saturday night: Partly cloudy with a low of about 51.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a high near 72.

Sunday night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms with a low of about 59.

Memorial Day: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 75.

Monday night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a low around 61.

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