October Expected To Begin With Summer-Like Weather

Temperatures could approach the 90s early this week.

WWJ News
September 29, 2019 - 6:08 pm

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DETROIT (WWJ) -- Forecasters say the start of October on Tuesday could bring summer-like weather with it, but metro Detroiters shouldn't get too used to it.

Steven Freitag, a Meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Pontiac tells WWJ temperatures are expected to reach into the mid- to upper-80s on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, but that heat will most likely be gone by the first weekend of the new month. 

"Right now, we just have a summer-like, upper-level ridge that's built in the southeastern U.S. and most of the cooler air remains bottled up in Canada. It doesn't look like there's going to be any big change in the pattern we foresee," Freitag told WWJ.

He says fall is typically a transitional period and this heat isn't all that unusual. The Detroit area last saw 90-degree October weather on Oct. 8, 2007.

"The jet stream is descending south from Canada and the jet stream basically differentiates the cold on the north side of it and the warm air on the south side. So fall is typically what's known as a roller-coaster-type couple of months," Freitag said.

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