Metro Detroit warms up, but ‘cooling trend’ is coming
On Tuesday, the day after Metro Detroit was hit with a wintry mix that left roads frozen over and slowed commute times, the area is much warmer. Temperatures reached the low 40s this morning.
That warmth, in combination with the work of salt trucks on Monday, means that roads should be clear, said meteorologist Steve Considine of the National Weather Service’s office in White Lake Township.
Temperatures will drop into the upper 30s in the afternoon, Considine said. While there will be scattered rain in the northern metro area, no “winter accumulations” are expected, Considine said.
But Metro Detroit is about to start a “cooling trend” heading into 2016. Temperatures on Thursday, Friday and Saturday are expected to reach highs in the mid 30s, and lows in the low 20s, Considine said.
“That’s actually not unusual for this time of year,” Considine said.
The end of the week will be largely dry, with some scattered rain.
Inclement weather on Monday have left some 25,000 people in Southeast Michigan without power as of early Tuesday morning, said DTE Energy spokeswoman Vanessa Waters. Affected customers are scattered throughout the region, with pockets in Wayne and Oakland counties and going as far west as the Ann Arbor area.
“The majority of customers should have their power restored by this evening,” Waters said.