Cold to linger, but no significant snow in Metro Detroit forecast
The record-breaking snow dumped on Metro Detroit this week should stick around for days thanks to wintry cold lingering in the region.
The mercury is not forecast to rise above 40 the rest of the workweek, said the National Weather Service. That’s about 10 degrees below average for mid-November.
There is a chance of snow Thursday, with a high of 35.
“Temps are going to stay a bit chilly, but we are going to start warming up a little bit,” said Kevin Kacan, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in White Lake Township. “We should get above freezing (Thursday) tomorrow afternoon and we’ll see some of that snow melt off.”
Friday’s forecast is much the same as Thursday's. According to the weather service, the record low for Nov. 15 is 10 degrees set in 1933.
Kacan said the area will see temperatures back in the middle 40s by mid-week next week.
That follows a record low temperature of 13 degrees set at 11:55 p.m. Tuesday in Detroit, according to the weather service. It broke the previous record of 16 degrees set in 1983.
On Monday, 8.5 inches of snow at Detroit Metro Airport set a new daily record, smashing the old one of 4.1 inches set in 1984, said the weather service. It also broke the November daily snowfall record of 6.2 inches set on Nov. 15, 1925.
The normal high temperature in November is about 49 degrees while the normal low is about 34 degrees, according to weather service records.
Extended forecast for Metro Detroit
Thursday: Partly sunny; high 34, low 26.
Friday: Mostly sunny; high 37, low 19.
Saturday: Mostly sunny; high 32, low 24.
Sunday: Partly sunny; high 36, low 30.
Monday: Mostly cloudy; high 40, low 30.
Tuesday: Partly sunny; high 40.
Source: National Weather Service