As rain ends, cold temperatures settle in

Rain will gradually end today across the Kansas City region, giving way to cold temperatures.

A few storms are expected to linger in the area until late morning or early afternoon.

Temperatures are forecast to remain well below normal, with highs reaching just into the 40s for most areas. In Kansas City, it will be mostly cloudy with a high in the lower 40s, according to the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill, Mo.

Temperatures are expected to tumble to freezing or lower tonight across northern and western Missouri as well as eastern Kansas.

A hard freeze is expected across northwest Missouri and extreme Northeast Kansas. A freeze warning has been issued for areas north and northwest of Kansas, where temperatures are expected to fall below freezing for several hours, according to the National Weather Service.

The storms dumped 2 to 5 inches of rain, causing widespread flooding in northern and central Missouri.

Many rivers are beginning to flood and some major flooding is expected for some rivers, according to the National Weather Service’s

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To check out the forecast of flooding in the area, go to the National Weather Service’s

Advanced Hydrologic Predication web page


There’s a small chance of rain Sunday. However, the better chance for rain appears to be Monday through Tuesday, when thunderstorms are possible. Severe weather is not expected.

Area high and low temperatures and precipitation over the last 24 hours ending at 7 a.m.
St. Joseph49391.03
Downtown Airport5242.66
JOCO Executive Airport5239.82
NewCentury Aircenter5339.76
Lee’s Summit54421.14
Whiteman AFB78501.72
*Preliminary data from the National Weather Service

Robert A. Cronkleton, bcronkleton@kcstar.com