Kansas City’s biting weather is turning better as winter weather turns warmer.
Expect temperatures to rise to just about 32 degrees during the day Sunday, said meteorologist Dan Hawblitzel of the National Weather Service.
Some snow might melt as the temperature warms under sunny skies, he said. But then be cautious of sidewalks road conditions as the melted snow freezes overnight as the temperatures dip into the 20s. “That could lead to some icy patches,” Hawblitzel said.
Kansas Citians can expect to wake up to temperatures in low 20s Monday morning, he said. The rest of Monday is expected to be dry with highs rising to around 38 degrees by about 3 p.. or 4 p.m. A small amount of rain is predicted overnight Monday.
Snowfall amonts across the area ranged from an inch or two north to several inches south and east. Heavier snow occurred in a band stretching from Wichita east-northeast to Columbia, which got half a foot. Total snowfall for February as measured at Kansas City International Airport was 8.8 inches, above the average of 5.4 inches. Normal March snowfall in and around Kansas City is about 2 inches. Only trace amounts fell after midnight Saturday, as February turned to March.
Kansas City this year has seen slightly over 14 inches of snow, or about 2 inches shy of the 16 inches that is typical up to now.