Coldest temperature of the year recorded Friday morning
Now it feels like January.
The Ann Arbor area experienced its coldest temperature of the year - so far - overnight, when the National Weather Service recorded 0 degrees.
The reading climbed to 2 degrees by 7 a.m. as more people joined the morning commute.
That's the second single-digit low reading of 2012, which had been warmer than usual until Thursday, when a low of 1 was recorded. Prior to that, the month's lows were in double-digits, including two days at or above freezing.
The normal low for January is 17, while the record is -14, set in 1985.
We can expect a warm-up to about 18 today, according to forecasts.
Next up: Snow.
It's supposed to cloud over by about 4 p.m. then we'll see snowfall.
As we reported Thursday:
Friday’s evening rush hour could get ugly. Forecasters expect 1 to 2 inches of snow during the day Friday and another 2 to 4 inches Friday night. Forecasters’ best guess for a snowfall total is 4 inches for the Ann Arbor area, but it could range anywhere from 3 to 6 inches before it ends sometime around midnight.