Near-record heat holds off in Ann Arbor, but Memorial Day should be a scorcher
What record temperatures?
The Ann Arbor area managed to avoid the near-record high temperatures that had been predicted for Sunday, thanks to a thunderstorm system that passed north of the area and kept overnight temperatures cool.
But hot and steamy weather is expected to arrive for Memorial Day on Monday.
The temperature at the city’s airport was 81 degrees Sunday afternoon, well below the high forecast of 91.
“While you certainly have been warm, it’s been below record-setting,” said Mike Pigott, senior meteorologist at AccuWeather.
The region stayed pleasant likely because of thunderstorms that mostly passed well north of Ann Arbor and Detroit but brought cloud cover over much of the Great Lakes, Pigott said. The overnight low was 60.
Monday should be sweltering, however, with high humidity, partly sunny skies and a high near 90.
The heat will break with the arrival of a cold front pushing across the Great Lakes, producing thunderstorms Monday evening, Pigott said.
Showers could linger on Tuesday, with a high of 83 degrees.
Wednesday and Thursday should see significantly cooler weather, with highs near 70 both days.
For up-to-the-minute conditions, visit AnnArbor.com’s weather page.