If you’re loving all of this cold rain, you’re good to go on Monday.
After a cold, wet Thanksgiving weekend, the cold and wet weather continued throughout the Kansas City area today.
Commuters returning to work after the Thanksgiving holiday weekend awoke to light rain and patches of fog, with visibility down to a half-mile in some locations, according to the National Weather Service station in Pleasant Hill.
The good news: Temperatures rose from the mid-30s to the low 40s Monday, keeping ice and snow well to the north and west.
The rain is expected to finally stop Monday night.
If you think you’ve seen a lot of rain, you’re right. Measuring from Thanksgiving afternoon through early Monday afternoon, the Kansas City area received 2.5 inches to 4 inches of rain, with a few locations receiving nearly 4.5 inches.
Such amounts represent “very high rainfall for this time of year,” said Scott Watson, a weather service hydrologist.
The sun is expected to reappear Tuesday. The forecast is for mostly sunny skies with highs in the mid-40s.