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Historic cold this Mother's Day weekend

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Posted at 4:14 PM, May 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-08 17:42:42-04

Talk about a slow start to Spring. Once again, metro Detroit is dealing with a below average week and it's about to reach a new low. A very deep vortex will drop through a longwave trough or significant dip in the jet stream causing cold air to pour into the Great Lakes this weekend. What are the results of this weather pattern? Record challenging lows and frost are possible this weekend.

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Here Comes the Cold

Frost is always possible during the first part of May in southeastern lower Michigan, which is why waiting until after Mother's Day to plant and garden is a good rule for a green thumb. In fact, our average last frost stretches as far as the first week of June in areas like Lapeer. If you got to work in your garden during the beautiful weather LAST weekend - be sure to protect your plants from the weather THIS weekend.

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Mother's Day Forecast

Rain will return Mother's Day afternoon and evening thanks to an area of low pressure and another cold front arriving Sunday night. This will keep the chilly temps around a few days into next week as well.

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