KC area may get ‘polar vortex’ in July with storms, cold front

07/10/2014 2:34 PM

07/10/2014 4:04 PM

Unseasonably cool air is slowly moving our way from the north in what some are describing as a summer version of the polar vortex.

The Kansas City area is forecast to stay seasonably warm through the weekend, with highs in the mid-90s. But as the cold air mass moves south, thunderstorms, some severe, could affect the Kansas City area this weekend into Monday.

Then high temperatures in the mid-70s are forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday, with lows in the mid-50s in what is typically the hottest time of the year.

“The pattern is reminiscent of a major polar plunge that occurred this past winter, which was referred to as the polar vortex,” said AccuWeather meteorologist Carl Erickson.

In parts of the Great Lakes and Upper Midwest, highs could get stuck in the 50s and 60s early next week with lows in the 40s, according to The Washington Post. The cold front will then move east.

So keep that in mind if you are packing for your trip up north.

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