An unusually warm October weekend pushed temperatures in Kansas City up against a record for this time of year on Monday but fell just short of setting a new mark.
Temperatures in the Kansas City area reached at least 87 degrees Monday, according to the National Weather Service.
That’s close to some of the warmest temperatures ever recorded in the Kansas City area during the month of October. Since 1888, the weather service has tracked record highs reaching 87-89 degrees during the Oct. 17-21 time frame.
The weather service measured the day’s temperatures at Kansas City International Airport and said it was possible temperatures had edged past 88 degrees at some point during the day.
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After a balmy fall weekend, the city reached a high of 87 degrees and a low of 71 degrees Monday. Strong winds blew through the area, creating gusts that at times exceeded 40 mph.
But the warm spell is not expected to last long. By Wednesday, temperatures will return to highs in the 60s, which are considered typical for October here.
Forecasters predict mostly sunny weather this week, with a low chance of rain.