After an 80° weekend, metro Detroit will get cold autumn air next week

Posted at 11:35 AM, Sep 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-24 11:39:24-04

(WXYZ) — After a weekend of 80° temperatures, metro Detroit will get a blast of cold-autumn air next week.

It's too early to tell how far south the cold air will plunge from Canada, but the coldest days look like Friday and Saturday.

Long-range forecast models show low temperatures ranging anywhere from 32° to 40° Friday, October 2, and highs in the lower 50s.

It's possible some of southeast Michigan sees freezing temperatures, but more probable that metro Detroit has lows in the middle 30s.

Frost is possible with lows around 36°, so plants would still need to be covered up.

If metro Detroit does have its first freeze Friday or Saturday, it would be the earliest freeze since October 4, 1984.

The average first freeze is October 23.

The path of cold air moving in from Canada may change over the weekend. Stay tuned.