What goes up must come down.

That statement sums up the concept of gravity pretty well, and it's a pretty accurate characterization as to what will happen with temperatures in Mid-Michigan this week.

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Labor Day Weekend was a warm one - even hot by some standards - throughout Michigan. Typically at this time of year Lansing would see highs top out in the mid to upper 70s. Instead, the past few days have seen temps climb into the low 90s.

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An approaching cold front is expected to plunge temps below normal for this time of year for the latter part of this week, and could prompt some strong storms as it blows through.

Possible Strong Storms Wednesday in Mid-Michigan

According to the Storm Prediction Center, nearly all of Lower Michigan is at a "marginal" risk of severe weather on Wednesday.

Photo via Storm Prediction Center
Photo via Storm Prediction Center

Forecasters with the National Weather Service say current data "suggests that
potential for locally strong/marginally severe wind gusts will be possible" in the Great Lakes region. They believe hail could also be an issue, although it's more likely further south in the Tennessee Valley.

There is not currently an expectation that Wednesday's potential severe weather could involve tornadoes.

The Timing of Wednesday's Possible Strong Storms

Forecasters believe any strong to severe storms in Mid-Michigan would be most likely during the midday to early afternoon hours on Wednesday.

The Storm Prediction Center does have Mid-Michigan in the Marginal Risk (Level 1 of 5) for severe weather on Wednesday, with primary threats being gusty winds and some hail. Even so, no widespread severe storms are expected at this time. ~ WILX News 10 First Alert Meteorologist Justin Bradford 

High Temps the Rest of the Week

After flirting with 90 on Tuesday, expect high temperatures in Mid-Michigan to be closer to 80 on Wednesday, then closer to 70 Thursday and Friday.

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