It might be a good idea to find that box of sweaters you packed away last spring.
A big change in the weather is coming later this week, bringing much cooler temperatures.
“If you look at our highs last week and our forecast highs this week in terms of daily normal temperatures … our weather pattern is like going from the peak of summer to late October in a week,” the National Weather Service said Sunday on its Facebook page.
The early part of this week will be seasonably warm, with highs in the 80s on Monday and Tuesday.
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But showers and thunderstorms are expected to move into the Kansas City area on Tuesday.
The storms could bring severe weather, especially along and north of Interstate 70.
There’s a better chance for severe weather along and north of U.S. 36. Wind and hail are expected to be the main threat, but a tornado or two is possible near the Missouri border with Iowa, according to the National Weather Service.
Up to 3 inches of rain is expected to fall across northern Missouri through Thursday. In the Kansas City area, rain totals are expected to be between a half inch to 2 inches, with some areas seeing higher amounts, according to the National Weather Service.
After the storms clear by Wednesday, temperatures are expected to fall, with lows plummeting to the 40s and 50s for Thursday and Friday morning. Highs are expected to be in the 50s and 60s those days.
Robert A. Cronkleton, email@example.com