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Feels like summer in metro Detroit now but first frost possible this weekend

Posted at 11:22 AM, Oct 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-09 14:05:58-04

Temperatures are soaring to near records around metro Detroit today as an amplified storm system in the middle of the country continues to usher in warm air across the Midwest and eastern U.S. 

Meanwhile, snow and very cold air has been spilling southward across the Rockies. We'll get a taste of that colder air by the weekend as the pattern shifts east. 

By Saturday morning, temperatures could be in the 30s across southeast Michigan, which means we may see our first frost of the season then. Be prepared to protect any sensitive plants this weekend.

We should have a minor warm up Sunday before another shot of cold air moves in late Monday into Tuesday next week.

The jet stream becomes more amplified during our spring and autumn (transitional) seasons, which leads to be ups-and-downs in temperatures.  We may see another decent warm up by the end of next week, but we are likely done with 80 degree days in 2018.