Near-record low temps hitting southeast Mich. later this week

- The cold, overnight temperatures on November 7, 1991, hold the record right now for this time of year. Overnight lows that day were in the teens and 20s in southeast Michigan -- and we'll be seeing temperatures close to that later this week. 

Right now, a jet stream is holding off all the super cold air in northern Canada, but in the next couple days the jet stream will change and, as it shifts down to the south, we'll feel the cooler air here.

Overnight lows on Thursday will fall down the teens in some spots. Friday we'll see a high only in the mid 30s, and Friday night the low will be in the 20s -- not too far off from those record November temps in 1991. 

With these looming winter temperatures, it's easy to wonder when we'll see the first snow. 

October 12, 2006 was the earliest date we've ever seen snow. That date has passed this year, obviously, so we're in the clear for them. 

Derek Kevra checked out the numbers and, on average, the first snow happens on November 17 -- one week away! The first "major" snow, on average, doesn't happened until December 26, though. 

For some comparison, Derek also found these averages: 

  • First freeze: October 11
  • Last 60 degree day: October 21
  • First day of 0 degrees: January 10 
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