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Posted on Thu, Mar 8, 2012 : 7:55 a.m.

Cold front to send temperatures plunging in Ann Arbor area

By Cindy Heflin

After enjoying a balmy day Wednesday with highs in the 60s, the Ann Arbor area is in for a big change today.

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University of Michigan School of Art and Design sophomore Elise Beckman enjoyed the warm weather Wednesday, but Thursday won't be conducive to outdoor guitar playing

The temperature stood at 54 while light rain fell at 7:30 a.m., but a strong cold front moving through the area will send temperatures plunging this morning, the National Weather Service said. Temperatures are expected to fall into the upper 30s by late morning.

Strong winds with gusts up to 40 mph will make it feel even colder. The cold front will bring a round of heavier showers and possibly some thunder Thursday morning. Most of the rain should end before noon.

The temperature is expected to continue falling Thursday night, with a low around 29. Friday, we’ll get a mostly sunny day, but it will continue to be breezy and cool, with a high around 37 and wind gusts up to 33 mph.

We’ll be back on a warming trend by Saturday, with mostly sunny skies and a high near 46. Sunday, expect a mostly sunny day and a high near 54. By Wednesday, temperatures are expected to be back in the low 60s.

For updated forecasts and conditions any time, check's weather page.



Fri, Mar 9, 2012 : 2:40 p.m.

As I have always stated, If March goes in like a Lion then it will exit like a lamb. If March goes in like a Lamb? Then it will exit like a lion. Although I have seen both. Lion for lion and lamb for lamb. Anyone up for a BBQ?


Fri, Mar 9, 2012 : 12:54 p.m.

Tons of accidents this morning starting at about 4:30am and continuing at 8:00am. Officers said I-94 was like a skating rink.


Fri, Mar 9, 2012 : 2:39 p.m.

Backed up right to the Willow Run exit. Tire chains anyone?


Fri, Mar 9, 2012 : 4:51 a.m.

Yeah, for a DAY. Big deal! Weather Underground states it'll get back up real fast and into the 70s come Tuesday. I think we can handle one day or two of "cold" weather. Now if it had gone into subzero arctic temps, that's something to write about.


Fri, Mar 9, 2012 : 3:22 a.m.

<3 Elise Beckman <3


Fri, Mar 9, 2012 : 4:50 a.m.

Hobbit! <3 <3 <3


Fri, Mar 9, 2012 : 1:54 a.m.

Huh? there hasn't been a real plunge this year.

Bertha Venation

Thu, Mar 8, 2012 : 9:03 p.m.

No wonder everyone is getting sick. I've had bronchitis for three weeks!


Thu, Mar 8, 2012 : 6:16 p.m.

Which means a heinous migraine is likely on the way...*ugh!*