Break out the winter coats. Cold winter-like temperatures arrived in Kansas City Tuesday morning.
A winter air mass that has spread over much of the nation Tuesday sent temperatures plummeting overnight.
The temperatures were more typical of mid-January than mid-November, according to the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill, Mo.
Much of the entire Kansas City area was in the mid-teens Tuesday morning as people woke up to their first taste of cold for this winter season.
At 6 a.m., it was only 15 degrees at Kansas City International Airport while it was 19 degrees at the Wheeler Downtown Airport.
Wind chill values were in the single digits for most of the Kansas City area, while northwest Missouri were expected to see wind chill values drop to near zero, according to the National Weather Service.
And don’t let Tuesday’s sunny skies fool you. Highs are expected to climb only to the lower to middle 30s Tuesday.
Tuesday night’s lows are expected to drop again into the teens for mos of eastern Kansas and northern Missouri, according to forecasts.
Temperatures are expected to remain below normal on Wednesday before climbing into the 50s on Thursday.