November warmer than usual in Metro Detroit

Tom Greenwood
The Detroit News

Anyone believing that the metro area has enjoyed a warmer than usual November is absolutely correct.

According to records kept by the National Weather Service, the average high temperature for November 2015 (up until to Thanksgiving Day) has been 56.6 degrees with an average low of 38. The normal average high for November is 48 with an average low of 34, so the temperature gods have been pretty generous so far.

“It’s been really nice but we have a cold front that will begin to move into the area Friday morning about 11 a.m.,” said meteorologist Rachel Kulik, working from the White Lake Township office. “It’s responsible for the light rain we’ve been receiving. The high temperature for southeastern Michigan will be in the mid-50s but that will decrease into the low 40s.

“The low for Friday night will be in the low 30s, right around freezing.”

According to the NWS, the rain and lower temperatures may produce a few flakes mixed with the rain but no snow accumulation.

“Saturday will be cloudy but dry, with a high temperature of about 42,” Kulik said. “The low for Saturday night will be about 25 for the metro area and 23 or so for the outlying areas. Our next chance of snow will be some time next week.”

According to the NWS, the record high for Nov. 27 was 69 degrees set in 1990 while the record low was 9 set in 1938.

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Extended forecast

Friday: Temperatures will fall to about 40 degrees by 5 p.m. The chance of rain is 100 percent.

Friday night: There is a 40 percent chance of rain and snow showers before midnight. Mostly cloudy with a low of 32.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy and 42.

Saturday night: Mostly clear and 22.

Sunday: Sunny and 41.

Sunday night: Clear and 28.

Monday: There is a 30 percent chance of rain after 1 p.m. The high will be about 42.

Monday night: Showers likely and a low of 35.

Tuesday: Showers likely and 48.

Tuesday night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain mixed with snow. The low will be about 31.