Warming up for Easter weekend

DETROIT – Given the mild spring we’ve had so far, it would be appropriate to describe the weather on Thursday as a little speed boost. Apart from the fact that speed bumps are not allowed on the opening day. I went to the stadium yesterday for both morning live recordings and the game itself and it was indeed cold. Yes, layers helped a lot (I really wasn’t uncomfortable), but you can’t layer all over the place. From time to time Mother Nature really needs to throw the dog a bone and give us a nice opening day. On the other hand, I’ll always have the memory of Miguel Cabrera doing his 488th career home run in a blizzard! I couldn’t even see the ball from the bat … it wasn’t until I saw the correct outfield player running back that I realized where he was, and even then I couldn’t tell if it hit above or below the yellow line … and I sat on the 1st baseline halfway into the right field!

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In any case, we start our Good Friday clear, but very cold, with temperatures well into the 20s (-6 to -4 degrees Celsius). Wall-to-wall sunshine and much light winds, however, bring temperatures back to the mid to upper 40s (8 to 9 degrees Celsius), which feels so much better than the northwest wind yesterday, mainly because of the sunshine and light.

Today’s sunrise is at 7:14 am and today’s sunset is at 8:01 pm. How about this: The sun is now setting after 8:00 p.m.! I call that progress.

Mostly clear skies will adorn our Friday evening, then later in the night some clouds of medium and high level will move over us. Lowest temperatures close to 30 degrees (1 degree Celsius).

Update for the Easter weekend

Easter weekend looks fantastic. Medium to high clouds on Saturday morning give way to at least partially cloudy skies in the afternoon, with heights rising to almost 60 degrees (15 degrees Celsius) until the upper 50s.

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Partly cloudy on Saturday evening with lows close to 40 degrees (5 degrees Celsius).

Then partly cloudy on Easter Sunday … it’s full speed ahead for this socially distant Easter egg hunt … with afternoon highs reaching the mid to upper 60s (19 degrees Celsius)!

By the way, in case you’re wondering how long the warm weather will last this time, I don’t have a single high temperature below 60 degrees (16 degrees Celsius) for the whole of next week! Of course it won’t be dry every day, but if all you’re looking for is mild you’ll be pleased! Remember, our long-term average high is currently in the low to mid 50s (11 to 12 degrees Celsius). So we’re definitely fine in the temperature department. Except, of course, on the opening day.

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