After basking in record-high temperatures across Michigan that felt more like June than February, Michiganders need to get ready for a jaw-dropping plunge that's set to make the mercury drop faster than a rollercoaster ride!

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We were all feeling a little spoiled with record-breaking temperatures hitting the low 70s on Tuesday, but we all know that Mother Nature has a bit of a sense of humor, and decided this winter would be one big amusement ride with highs, lows, dips, and turns.  So, what does she have up her sleeve now? One quick trip down.

According to WNEM Meteorologist Chris Easlick, Tuesday night will see those warmer than usual temps with storms making their way into the area after 11 pm. Through the early morning hours, we will still be hovering in the 50s in Mid-Michigan with some winds and rain, but it's what happens as our Wednesday gets underway that's the real twist.

Those warm temps we were enjoying are getting ready to leave us, and fast. "With temperatures expected to go from the 50s in many areas at midnight to 20s and 30s for some areas by bus stop time, we could see a flash freeze where any water remains on the roads", Easlick says. We could even see close to an inch of snow as well, because...why not?

With the rapid plunge, we are poised to once again set a weather record, but not the kind we like. CBS Detroit, and former MId-Michigan Now, Meteorologist Ahmad Bajjey indicates the quick drop could be one of the fastest we've seen.

"Depending on how rapidly our temperatures drop tomorrow, we'll be looking at a possible rank in the top 3 for the largest temperature drop within 24 hours. 1999 had a drop of 53 degrees and 1987 had a drop of 50 degrees. We are easily within that real of possibility."
So, what's the takeaway from all this? Well, for starters, expect the unexpected! Just when you think you've got the weather pegged, it throws you a delightful surprise. It's a reminder that in the grand scheme of things, we're just along for the ride, and after all...we do live in Michigan.

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