Detroit: Polar Vortex, Arctic Cold to Sound the Retreat

By , Senior Meteorologist
January 9, 2014; 4:53 AM ET
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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.

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