Spring has barely gotten started but forecasters are already talking about a return to winter-like weather.
It’s going to be another beautiful day Friday with highs climbing into the 60s and near 70 degrees in some areas, according to the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill, Mo.
But much colder air will move into the region Saturday, with highs being about 20 degrees colder than Friday, according to the National Weather Service.
Temperatures are expected to continue to turn colder throughout the weekend and into next week, with highs Monday and Tuesday reaching only into the middle to upper 30s. That’s 20 to 25 degrees below normal.
Lows are expected to be in the 20s.
The cold is expected to remain into next weekend.
A strong storm system is expected to move through the region on Monday, bringing the potential for accumulating snows to portions of Missouri and Kansas.
While the highest chance of accumulation snow will be in Iowa and far northern Missouri, the Kansas City area could see light snow accumulations.
The National Weather Service advises on its Facebook page that people should get out and enjoy Friday.
“You won’t like the next 5 days,” the National Weather Service in Kansas City posted to Facebook. “We’re not kidding with that 36 degree high on Tuesday or that snow chance on Monday either. Spring is temporarily on hold to say the least.”