DETROIT - Anyone bracing themselves for a cold snowy Christmas can rest easy, or sigh with sadness, depending on how they feel about winter.
Not only will this be a snow-less Christmas, but it could be metro Detroit's warmest in almost four decades.
The National Weather Service out of Detroit is reporting "dry & mild" weather with a "return of 50s on Christmas for Metro area."
Yes, you read that right. Christmas Day temperatures are expected to fall in the mid-50s.
Go a little north and the weather will still be favorable for jeans and sweatshirts, with temperatures rising as far as the upper-40s.
The warmest ever recorded Christmas in Metro Detroit was 64 degrees, back in 1982. Officials anticipate this Christmas to be the sixth warmest since record-keeping began, back in 1874.