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It’s spring, but snow still possible for Tuesday morning

Updated: 2013-04-22T15:00:48Z

By ROBERT A. CRONKLETON

The Kansas City Star

The swing between seasons continues this week as meteorologists are talking about a chance of light snow.

Colder air returns to the region tonight, dropping morning temperatures to a point where they are expected to be cold enough for snow across parts of northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas, according to National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill, Mo.

Some areas could receive a half inch to an inch of snow.

The snow is expected to fall mainly north of a line from Kansas City to Kirksville. Any accumulations should be limited to grassy areas and trees.

You might, however, need to brush off your car.

If more than a tenth of an inch of snow falls at Kansas City International Airport, it would be the fifth latest snowfall accumulation of the season on record for Kansas City, according to the National Weather Service.

This spring has gotten off to a cold start. The average temperature since March 1st has been 41.7 degrees. This is the ninth coldest start to spring on record and the coldest since 1993, according to the National Weather Service.

For today, highs will be in the middle 60s. However, a cold front approaching from the northwest is expected to move into the area late this morning.

There’s a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. with showers becoming more numerous as they day progresses. There could be a few thunderstorms mixed in.

Rain is expected to continue overnight.

The cold will stick around Tuesday, with highs reaching near 40 degrees.

Sub-freezing temperatures are expected Wednesday. Some areas may have a hard freeze.

To reach Robert A. Cronkleton, call 816-234-4261 or email to bcronkleton@kcstar.com. On Twitter at @cronkb.

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