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January 7, 2014

After cold start, Kansas City area will climb close to freezing

Light snow and/or light freezing drizzle will be possible Wednesday and Wednesday night, but overall snow accumulations will be light and little to no ice accumulations expected.

It was another cold morning across the Kansas City region as overnight temperatures dropped below zero.

And while the temperature in Kansas City is expected to get all the way to 28 degrees, that’s still 10 degrees below normal, according to the National Weather Service.

Last year on this day, the temperature hit 49 degrees in Kansas City.

What a difference a year makes. Kansas City International Airport reported an overnight low of 6 degrees below zero Tuesday, while the Downtown Airport fell only to 1 below, according to the National Weather Service.

Other overnight lows across the region include 8 below in St. Joseph, 6 below at New Century AirCenter in Olathe, 12 below in Chillicothe and 3 below in Lee’s Summit.

Add in the light winds, and wind chill values Tuesday morning dropped between 10 degrees below zero to 20 below, according to the National Weather Service.

Several area schools, including those in Olathe, Kansas City, Kan., and Independence canceled classes for Tuesday.

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Temperatures Wednesday are expected to be as high as 33 degrees. A light wintry mix of precipitation is possible into Wednesday night.

Snow accumulations are expected to be light with little to no ice accumulation expected, according to the National Weather Service.

A warming trend is expected to stretch into the weekend with temperatures slightly above the normal of 38 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

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