When Will It Feel Like Fall In Metro Detroit? Here's What To Expect

WWJ News
September 18, 2019 - 12:43 pm
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DETROIT (WWJ) - The leaves are beginning to change, cider mills are pouring and gourds are in stores  -- so when will it start feeling like fall in metro Detroit?

No time too soon, according to the National Weather Service.

Before we go there, it's important to note that it's still technically summer in Northern Hemisphere. The official first day of autumn, aka the fall equinox, falls on Monday, Sept. 23 this year.

Looking at the latest data, the NWS in Gaylord said Wednesday that temperatures are expected to remain above normal in metro Detroit and across Michigan past the first day of fall and through the end of September.

Those looking forward to giving their new sweaters a spin will be happy to know, though, that cooler conditions are possible by early October.

Looking at the shorter-term, Michiganders will get a break from the rain.

"Sunny and nice out there; and if you like this weather, you're gonna like this weather right though the end of the week," said WWJ AccuWeather Meteorologist Dave Samuel, explaining that that's due to a high pressure system hanging out overhead.

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High temperatures from the upper 70s to the low 80s are in the forecast metro Detroit through the workweek and into the weekend; although Samuel said it'll cool down a few degrees on Sunday when a good chance for rain returns.

"Sunday's high is 76 degrees," Samuel said. "Otherwise, looks like we'll have another warm-up next week."

Those headed Up North this weekend can expect it to be fairly toasty there, too. The forecasted high in Traverse City Saturday is 80 degrees, 79 in Gaylord and 76 in Houghton Lake.

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