The weather forecast for this holiday week brings some good news and bad news. There will be no white Christmas in Kansas City, but warm weather across much of the nation should cut down on treacherous traveling conditions.
Above-average temperatures are forecast to continue through the rest of the week in the Kansas City area, with highs ranging from the upper 50s on Wednesday to mid 40s and lower 50s through Sunday. Overnight lows will range from the mid 30s to the upper 40s.
Light rain could linger through the day on Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. No severe weather is forecast.
Sunshine is likely to reappear for Christmas Eve and Christmas, but there is a good chance for showers on Saturday and Sunday. Fans heading to Arrowhead Stadium for the Chiefs-Browns game at noon Sunday can expect a high in the mid 40s and possibly rain.
The U.S. travel forecast for this week is mild for winter but wet in many areas.
Above-average temperatures will dominate the eastern half of the nation, with highs up to 20 degrees warmer than average, with lows up to 30 degrees above average.
Meanwhile, widespread rainfall is forecast from the Gulf Coast and Mid-Atlantic. Severe weather is possible for parts of the southern Plains.
Winter Storm Ferus will bring rain and snow to parts of the Rockies and northern Plains.