Spring-like weather in Detroit area to end as cold set to return

Temperatures are expected to hit an unseasonable 47 degrees Jan. 8, 2019 but will drop on Wednesday to a low of around 25.

After two days of springlike conditions, Metro Detroiters can expect a return to winter for the rest of the week.

The National Weather Service predicts temperatures topping out in the high 20s through Friday after a front pushes through the region. 

After a chance of scattered snow showers in the early hours, Wednesday should be mostly cloudy and blustery, with wind gusts as high as 28 miles per hour possible, according to the weather service.

Thursday could be windy and cold, with lows falling into upper teens. 

Snow is possible again on Saturday as the thermometer climbs into the lower 30s — about average for early January, National Weather Service data shows.

The mercury reached the low 50s both on Monday and Tuesday at Detroit Metro Airport in Romulus, but no records were set, according to the weather service.

Meanwhile, the northern part of the state is being blanketed by snow.

A storm dropped more than a foot of snow on parts of the Upper Peninsula, creating hazardous driving conditions and keeping some students home from school.

The National Weather Service said the largest snowfall totals Monday were seen in the central and eastern Upper Peninsula and across the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula.

Officials urged people to be cautious when driving.

Lake Superior State University said Tuesday it has closed its main campus in Sault Ste. Marie due to weather conditions, including blowing snow. The school said only essential personnel will report to work Tuesday, but it planned to reopen Wednesday.

Extended forecast

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with a high near 27 degrees with a low of 20 degrees. Windy. 

Thursday: Partly sunny with a high near 27 degrees and a low of 18 degrees. 

Friday: Partly sunny with a high near 28 degrees and a low of 22 degrees.

Saturday: Cloudy with a high near 31 degrees and a low of 23 degrees. There's a chance of snow after 1 p.m.

Sunday: Partly sunny with a high near 33 degrees and a low of 23 degrees.

Monday: Mostly sunny with a high near 35 degrees.

Source: National Weather Service

The Associated Press contributed.