Kansas City broke a nearly 50-year-old record when the overnight low dropped to 53 degrees at Kansas City International Airport early Thursday.
The new low for July 3 broke the record of 55 degrees set in 1968.
Expect the cooler than normal temperatures and less humid conditions to continue through Friday as Canadian high pressure continues to influence local weather, according to the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill.
Thursday’s highs are expected to be in the middle 70s to lower 80s, with overnight lows falling as low as 54 degrees.
Friday’s highs are expected to be in the upper 70s to middle 80s. The weather is expected to be dry for July 4th holiday, with any chance of storms coming after midnight Friday and continuing into Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.
Additional storms are possible Sunday and Monday. However, the threat of severe weather is low for the weekend.
Summer’s heat and humidity will begin its return this weekend with highs Saturday in the lower to upper 80s.
Highs will be in the upper 80s to lower 90s on Sunday and middle 80s to lower 90s on Monday.
Robert A. Cronkleton, email@example.com