The Kansas City area likely will get its first taste of winter, including the possibility of light snow, this weekend as cold temperatures move into the area Thursday and Friday.
Though the Kansas City metropolitan area has a slight chance for snow early Saturday, the best chances for light accumulating snow will be across northern Missouri near the Iowa border. Even then, only an inch or less is likely.
It’s the cold temperatures that people should prepare to absorb. Temperatures are expected to continue a slow downward trend Thursday and into the weekend. There’s a chance for a hard freeze Saturday night over much of the Kansas City region, which would be the first of the season for most, according to the National Weather Service.
The high Thursday is expected to reach the upper 40s, possibly 50 degrees, with overnight lows dropping to the mid-30s. Friday’s high is expected to be about 50 degrees.
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Cooler temperatures along with a chance of rain are expected late Friday. There’s a slight chance the rain could change to snow early Saturday in the Kansas City area.
The high Saturday should be in the 30s, but windy conditions will result in wind chill values in the teens and 20s. The overnight low is expected to be in the teens to low 20s.
Sunday is not expected be much warmer with a high in the middle 30s, possibly the lower 40s.
Temperatures likely will return to normal or slightly above normal by the beginning of next week. There’s a chance of showers Wednesday, but temperatures likely will be mild with a high in the 50s for the travel day ahead of Thanksgiving.