Monday could flirt with record high

Ian Thibodeau

Just in time for after-Christmas shopping, Metro Detroit could break a record for the high temperature for the day in more than 120 years on Monday.

Monday may offer a brief reprieve from winter-like conditions with temperatures in the low 50s after a late-December polar plunge that socked the region with temperatures below freezing and bitter wind chills, the National Weather Service said.

Sara Schultz, meteorologist with the weather service, said Metro Detroit is expected to a see a brief “warmup.”

The record high temperature for the area on Dec. 26 was 55 degrees in 1888. Schultz said there is a chance the record could be broken, but there won’t be much time to relish the unseasonable weather.

Temperatures will drop back to the low 30s on Tuesday and continue to hover there throughout the week, she said.

The warmup will be accompanied by rain starting Sunday night and continuing through Monday. According to the forecast for the week, there is no snow expected over the week.

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