A pleasant record: KC temperature sets a new low

07/15/2014 11:01 AM

07/16/2014 10:20 AM

Kansas City hit a new low Tuesday morning — record temperature.

When the thermometer dropped to 54 degrees at 5 a.m. Tuesday at Kansas City International Airport, the KC area had a new low for July 15, according to the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill, Mo.

That beat the old record of 56 degrees set in 1990. And the record low of 57 degrees for July 16 isn’t safe either.

With overnight lows expected to be between 50 and 56 degrees, a new low could be set again Wednesday morning for that date.

The unseasonable nice weather is the result of a cold front that settled south through Kansas and Missouri Monday, according to the National Weather Service.

The result is “some of the most beautiful weather you’re likely to see in this region of the country in mid-July,” the National Weather Service said in its Facebook page.

The good news is that the pleasant weather will be here for several days.

Highs are expected to be in the 70s Tuesday through Thursday and possibly around 80 on Friday.

Lows will be in the 50s, gradually warming into the 60s.

Temperatures are expected to return to normal — in the 80s — by the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

Robert A. Cronkleton, bcronkleton@kcstar.com

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