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Frost advisory issued for Kansas City; freeze warning farther north

The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill, Mo., has issued a frost advisory for Thursday morning for the entire Kansas City metro area. Meanwhile, northern Missouri is under a freeze warning.
The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill, Mo., has issued a frost advisory for Thursday morning for the entire Kansas City metro area. Meanwhile, northern Missouri is under a freeze warning. THE KANSAS CITY STAR

Most Kansas Citians missed the high temperature for Wednesday, unless they were up shortly after midnight.

It was 70 degrees at 12:05 a.m. Wednesday at Kansas City International Airport. Since then, temperatures have fallen and were hovering around 50 degrees by mid-morning.

Temperatures are expected to fall throughout the day as a cold front moves through the area.

The drop in temperatures have led the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill, Mo., to issue a frost advisory for Thursday morning for the Kansas City metro area in advance of what will be the coldest night of the fall season.

The advisory is in effect from 1 a.m. to 10 a.m. Thursday. Temperatures are expected to dip into the mid 30s for a few hours and that could damage or kill sensitive vegetation if left uncovered, according to the National Weather Service.

Meanwhile, northern Missouri is under a freeze warning for the same time period as temperatures are expected to be at or just below freezing for two or three hours.

This will likely be the first freeze of the season for northwest Missouri and would mark the end of the growing season for the area, according to the National Weather Service.

Thursday’s highs will likely be in the mid to upper 50s. Temperatures are expected to rebound Friday, with highs in the middle to upper 60s. Above average temperatures around 80 degrees are expected this weekend.

Isolated storms will be possible Friday morning and again over the weekend.

Robert A. Cronkleton: 816-234-4261, @cronkb

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