If you looked outside your window today, you might have been pleasantly surprised to see the sun is out. It doesn't look like winter, and it doesn't feel like either.

Today the high reached 48 degrees. This may not seem like a lot, but compared to other days in mid-December, it's a great feeling. The feeling isn't going away...well, at least for the next two days.

Weather for Wednesday and Thursday call for temperatures in the high 50s to low 60s. Christmas is only 11 days away. Those numbers feel unheard of unless you live down south. However, as most Michiganders probably know, you shouldn't get too comfortable. The weather around here is known to change in a flash, or just be flat wrong. It is important to remember that it's still wintertime.

After Thursday, temperatures are going to dip back down to what is expected for this time of year, around the mid to low 30s. That still may not be bad to some, but there are two things to remember. One, it is a very long winter in this state. We may not see the end of it till April. Two, it can start snowing at the drop of a hat around here. Just two weeks ago around the end of November, we had the first massive snowfall of the year.

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Since then, we haven't got a ton of snow besides a few little flurries here and there. Nothing that stuck to the ground. According to some forecasts, we may be set to get a white Christmas with chances of snow on the 24th and 25th.

The forecasts are never really set in stone, which residents in the state of Michigan know all too well. There are days where you can get all four seasons. That may seem far-fetched, but Michiganders will swear by it. We have all learned to be on our toes when it comes to weather, and we have learned not to be fooled by these randomly warm days. We are prepared for the inevitable snow we will wake up to randomly instead. Make sure to enjoy this weather while it lasts.

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