Metro Detroit temperatures on roller coaster

Kim Kozlowski
The Detroit News
A hail storm in Royal Oak on Saturday, Oct. 20 produced storms and cold temperatures in Metro Detroit.

Temperatures are on a roller coaster in Metro Detroit.

They dipped over the weekend below normal and were expected to warm up during the beginning of the week, drop midweek, then warm up again by Friday, according to Alex Manion, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in White Lake Township.

Typical temperatures for this time of year are in the upper-50s to lower-60s. 

On Monday, temperatures will reach the mid-50s, then drop overnight into the upper 30s. Tuesday will be fairly similar, with highs in the upper 40s to low 50s with a drop to the low to mid-30s overnight, Manion said. 

A weak cold front will come through on Wednesday, resulting in highs reaching only the mid- to upper 40s through Thursday, he said. Overnight lows will drop to the upper 20s to low 30s.

By Friday and into the weekend, temperatures will slowly climb back into the low-to-mid 50s, with overnight lows in the upper 30s to lower 40s, Manion said.

Last week, a wide-spread frost in southern Michigan brought temperatures below 32, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a freeze warning and marking an end to the growing season.

The National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center released a report predicting a warmer-than-normal winter season.

Michigan has a 33 percent to 40 percent chance of seeing warmer-than-normal conditions from December to February, Manion said.

"Winter is still coming. We are still going to have our cold spells and our period of snow," said Manion. "But there is a trend to see perhaps a warmer-than-normal winter."