If Kansas City faces a late summer heat wave, mark this date down as the day the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill jinxed the metro area.
In a tweet Sunday morning, meteorologists pointed out that the warmest period for Kansas City historically occurs from July 15 through July 30, with an average high of 89 degrees and an average low of 69 degrees.
“It’s all downhill from here!” the weather service tweeted.
In a subsequent tweet, the weather service said models and the National Weather Climate Prediction Center agree that cooler than normal temperatures would hang around.
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If that’s true, that would mean the Kansas City area went another year without hitting 100 degrees, although temperatures did come close — 98 degrees on July 21 and July 22.
The last time Kansas City saw temperatures reach 100 degrees was on Sept. 8, 2013, so there is precedent for hot temperatures outside of what is typically the warmest period for the area.
The highs Sunday and for the first part of the week are expected to be in the low to mid 80s, which is slightly below normal. The chance for storms is not expected to return until Tuesday afternoon.
Storms are most likely Wednesday night through Friday afternoon. These storms would have limited potential for becoming severe.