Colder-than-normal temps chill Metro Detroit
It's gone from feeling like summer to fall and then almost winter in Metro Detroit.
Last week Tuesday, the temperature in the area reached a high of 86 degrees and tied a record set in 1949, according to meteorologists at the National Weather Service's White Lake Township office.
But a week later, Tuesday started with temperatures near freezing. The weather service even issued a freeze warning for Tuesday morning.
Many motorists probably had to scrape ice off their car windows before heading off to work or school. The mercury had risen only to about 33 degrees, one degree above freezing, by 9 a.m.
Detroit's average monthly high temperature for October is 61.6 degrees and the average monthly low is 43.3 degrees.
Tuesday's temperatures are expected to hover around the low 50s, the meteorologists said. The high in Metro Detroit is predicted to reach 53 degrees Tuesday and fall to a low of 41 degrees at night.
Strong winds predicted to blow over the Metro area between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. will make it feel more like the lower 40s, they also said.
A cold front is passing through the region, according to the weather service, and it could bring an isolated shower or two.
Wednesday: Partly sunny with a high near 48 degrees and a low of about 32 degrees.
Thursday: Sunny with a high near 50 degrees and a low of about 38 degrees
Friday: Increasing clouds with a high near 55 degrees and a low of about 43 degrees.
Saturday: Partly sunny with a high near 51 degrees and a low of about 34 degrees. There's a chance of showers after 2 a.m. and before 8 a.m.
Sunday: Mostly sunny with a high near 46 degrees and a low of about 34 degrees. There's a chance of rain before 1 a.m.
Monday: Partly sunny with a high near 50 degrees.