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Temperatures tumble in time for Friday’s baseball game

As the Toronto Blue Jays took batting practice Thursday at Kauffman Stadium in preparation for Friday night’s ALCS opener, a cold front was moving through the area.
As the Toronto Blue Jays took batting practice Thursday at Kauffman Stadium in preparation for Friday night’s ALCS opener, a cold front was moving through the area. jsleezer@kcstar.com

Don’t let Thursday’s beautiful fall day lull you into a false sense that cooler weather is weeks, if not months, away.

A dry cold front moved through the Kansas City area Thursday afternoon, bringing cooler temperatures. The drop in temperature might prompt people to look for warmer jackets or hoodies for Friday night’s American League Championship Series game at Kauffman Stadium.

The high Thursday in downtown Kansas City was 78 degrees, which is above normal. But the temperature will fall into the low 40s by Friday morning.

The high Friday is expected to reach only 63. For the game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Kansas City Royals, the temperature probably will be in the middle to upper 50s, according to forecasts.

While frost is possible in north-central and northeast Missouri near the Iowa border early Saturday, temperatures probably will be at or just below 40 degrees in the Kansas City area.

Cooler temperatures are expected for Saturday, with the temperature probably around 60 in time for the midafternoon ALCS game.

Sunday will be slightly warmer, with the high reaching 68.

Dry weather is expected to continue into early next week, with the next chance of rain coming Tuesday.

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

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