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Fall officially began on Sept. 22, but it feels like summer is lingering in Metro Detroit. 

By 1 p.m. Tuesday, temperatures in the area reached 86 degrees, tying a record set in 1949, said Andrew Arnold, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in White Lake Township. 

Saginaw had a high of 85, breaking a record of 82 set in 1949. Flint fell just short, at 84, after showers in mid-afternoon. 

"It's unusual to have warm days two weeks in," said Arnold. "It has to do with how high pressures along the East Coast have remained strong.

One more warm day in the upper 70s is expected before fall arrives Thursday at around 50 degrees.

Extended forecast

Wednesday:  Possibe showers or thunderstorms; High 79, low 58.

Thursday: Periods of sun, cooler. High 63, low 43.

Friday: Mostly sunny. High 53, low 39. 

Saturday: Sun and some clouds. High 54, low 40.

Sunday: Periods of rain. High 55, low of 45.

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