Michiganders often boast how wonderful it is to have four seasons. However, did we skip spring? We went from a cooler than average April and jumped right into summer-like heat in May!
The average May temperatures, including both daily highs and lows, pushed Detroit up the rankings into second place. We recorded four 90° days (the 27th, 28th, 29th and 30th) in May. This is the most we’ve experienced in 30 years!
If the heat wasn’t enough, we certainly had enough rainfall. It was the fifth wettest May on record.
We only squeezed out 12 dry days. The average May rainfall for Detroit is 3.38”. We were inundated with 6.35” of rainfall, which prompted Flood Advisories and Warnings throughout the month.
Thankfully, we didn’t reach the record of 8.46” set back in 2004.
Even though the unseasonably hot weather pattern will break this weekend, you likely won’t have to say goodbye to the warmer-than-average temperatures.
The Climate Prediction Center’s long range forecast for June is focusing on above average temperatures and trending with below average precipitation across Metro Detroit.
Now, that sounds like a good start to summer!