KC’s roller-coaster temperatures continue with highs reaching 50s by weekend

Temperatures will be like riding a roller coaster this week in Kansas City.

The highs will begin in the low to mid-30s on Monday and will fluctuate throughout the week with Wednesday and Thursday being the coldest days until climbing to the lower 50s on Saturday.

Monday will be dry during the day, but there is a chance for a mixture of precipitation in the Kansas City region on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Any precipitation that falls is likely to be light and have minimal impact, according to the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill.

There’s a chance of freezing rain and light icing possible Monday night in northern Missouri, primarily north of U.S. 36 in the St. Joseph area. Light glazing is possible on the roads, according to the National Weather Service.

With temperatures rising Tuesday morning, the precipitation will turn to liquid rain. Rain is expected to persist throughout the day Tuesday as a cold front moves through the area.

In Kansas City, there’s a chance of a light rain early Tuesday and then tapering off into the afternoon. Any rain that does fall is expected to be minimal. Highs Tuesday are expected to be in the mid 40s to near 50, according to the National Weather Service.

Temperatures will then fall Tuesday evening. There will be a slight chance for light snow primarily along and south of U.S. 50. Only a dusting to a half inch of snow is expected.

Highs will be below normal, reaching the upper 20s on Wednesday and low 30s on Thursday.

Friday’s temperature will rebound to the upper 40s while highs this weekend will be in the upper 40s to low 50s, according to the National Weather Service.

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