There is some good news for folks struggling with the record cold in the Detroit area and over much of the Central and Eastern states.
Warmer air is on the way to the city. Already on Wednesday afternoon, temperatures were averaging 15 to 20 degrees higher than the same time Tuesday afternoon.
Temperatures will continue to step upward during the second half of this week and could reach into the 40s in some locations this weekend.
The warming trend will not be without precipitation, however. A bit of snow will be in the vicinity Wednesday to Thursday.
Rain is in the offing Friday night into Saturday. Enough rain can fall to cause flooding in poor drainage areas.
In the wake of the Saturday storm, it will turn cooler, but not drastically colder. This is because the source of the air moving in Sunday will be from the Pacific Ocean.
A couple of doses of warm air are likely to swing through the area next week.
Tune in to AccuWeather Live Mornings every weekday at 7 a.m. EST. We will be talking about the warmup on the way.
As millions prepare to take part in Memorial Day weekend events, showers, storms and a potential tropical system could threaten outdoor activities and travel plans during the extended weekend.
Summerlike warmth will make it feel like the 90s F at times in the eastern United States through Memorial Day weekend, despite localized rainfall.
An area of showers and thunderstorms near the Bahamas has the potential to develop into a tropical storm and impact part of the East Coast of the United States during Memorial Day weekend.
The threat for severe weather, including tornadoes and flash flooding, will expand across the central United States through the end of the week.
A powerful, wedge tornado moved across north-central Kansas Wednesday evening, leaving damage to homes and property in its wake.
As summer approaches, sun protection becomes a vital part of daily activity.
Cut Bank, MT (1982)
35 degrees with a mix of snow and rain. The high temperature from the previous day was 78.
Erie, PA (1991)
One-half inch of rain fell in only 5 minutes.
A tornado of long duration was observed for 7 hours and 20 minutes and was said to extend 293 miles. The storm struck Mattoon and Charleston, killing 70 people.