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Posted on Sat, Jan 12, 2013 : 8 a.m.

Near-record warmth in Ann Arbor Saturday; cold, maybe snow to follow

By Cindy Heflin

Enjoy the spring-like temperatures for one more day. Then get ready for a big change.

After an unseasonably warm day Friday with temperatures near 60, the Ann Arbor area will get another one on Saturday. The National Weather Service predicts a high of 58 degrees under partly sunny skies.

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It might be warm enough Saturday in Ann Arbor to shed your jacket.

That would tie the record set in Ann Arbor for this date in 1898, according to figures from Dennis Kahlbaum, University of Michigan weather observer.

We’ll make it into the low 40s Sunday, but after that, the Ann Arbor area won’t see temperatures above freezing again for several days, the National Weather Service says.

The colder weather will come with some significant precipitation, and some of it could be in the form of snow.

Rain is expected in the Ann Arbor area Saturday night, when the low will drop to around 35 degrees. The rain continues Sunday morning. After noon, there’s a chance for rain and snow. Forecasters predict a high of 38 degrees.

Sunday night, the low is expected to drop to about 22 degrees. Monday will bring sunshine, but the mercury may not make it to the 30-degree mark. The current forecast calls for a high of 29.

The rest of the week, we can expect nighttime lows around 20 and highs in the upper 20s to low 30s, forecasters say.

For updated forecasts and conditions anytime, visit’s weather page.

Cindy Heflin is associate news director at Contact her at or 734-623-2572 or follow her on Twitter.


pooh bear

Sat, Jan 12, 2013 : 5:08 p.m.

this is bad for the spring bulbs--they are popping up already and will be devastated by the cold when it comes.

Rick Stevens

Sat, Jan 12, 2013 : 2:50 p.m.

Why not just hotlink to the NWS: