Sure, you've opened windows and lowered the thermostat this lovely week before spring's official start. But have your flip-flops moved from storage to feet yet? Are your shorts still hibernating?
The sunny caress of summer-like temperatures will linger at least a week, forecasts say. Daily highs of 68 to 70 degrees are projected through Monday.
"We could break the consecutive 60-degree days in March record, which was set back in 1945 in Detroit," National Weather Service meteorologists in Trenton say at their website. That 67-year-old record, incidentally, was nine straight days above 60.
Normal peaks for March 11-22 in Detroit are 44 to 48 degrees, the service notes. "The going forecast is calling for readings 15 to 20 degrees above climatological normals," it adds in a Monday posting.
That translates into May-like behavior before St. Patrick's Day. We expect to see lots and lots of people at Elizabeth Park this week. If you spot Trenton Patch's editor Nate Stemen, stop him and say hello.
Let us know what you are going to do to celebrate the great weather; add your own spring fever activities if you don't see it here.