Fall may be over sooner than we thought: it's possible we'll see snow early next week.
Although it remains too early to say, there is a small chance for snowflakes mixed with rain, said meteorologist Cory Behnke, of the National Weather Service (NWS) Detroit/Pontiac Weather Forecast Office in White Lake.
"As far as southeast Michigan is concerned, we're going to have a secondary cold front track through the Great Lakes region probably on Tuesday night," he said.
He said it's possible there will be snowflakes Tuesday night and into Wednesday.
"We don't have it in the forecast," Behnke said. "But I can't completely rule out the fact that we won't see any snowflakes, either."
The average first date of measurable snow fall one-tenth of an inch or greater in Detroit is Nov. 17, according to the NWS. Behnke said the earliest date for measurable snow fall in the area was Oct. 12, 2006.
"It's a little early to see snowflakes mixed with the rain in the beginning of October. But it does occur," he said. "What would be more uncommon would be a snowfall accumulation. But right now, we're not expecting that."
Keep watching the skies into next week for any of those flurries among the rain drops.