Enjoy the above normal temperatures on Tuesday Kansas City because a strong cold front plows through the area, sending temperatures tumbling and bringing the chance of the first frost of the season.
The highs Tuesday are expected to be in the mid- to upper-70s. As the strong cold front approaches, showers and thunderstorms are expected to form Tuesday night across western Missouri and eastern Kansas, according to the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill, Mo.
Although the storms are not expected to be severe, some might contain small hail.
As the cold front moves through the region on Wednesday, temperatures are expected to fall through the day. Highs are expected to reach the low- to mid-60s and with the high for the day occurring before noon. Scattered thunderstorms are possible again Wednesday.
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The cold front will set the stage for the coldest night of the season so far. By Thursday morning temps will be at or just below freezing across northwest Missouri. Areas north of the Missouri River will likely see areas of patchy to widespread frost, according to the National Weather Service.
Meanwhile, areas south of the Missouri River will see overnight lows dip into the upper 30s to low 40s.
The National Weather service is considering whether to issue a possible freeze watch for northwest Missouri and a frost advisory for areas north of the Missouri River.
The Kansas City area typically sees its first freezing temperatures around this time. The average first freeze date for Kansas City is Oct. 27.
The cool temperatures are expected to linger Thursday, with afternoon highs reaching the upper 50s for most areas.
There’s a chance of storms Friday morning, with the storms likely developing south of the I-70 corridor.
Temperatures, however, are expected to rebound Friday, with highs reaching the mid- to upper 60s. Afternoon highs for the weekend are expected to climb into the upper 70s.