It’s going to be a warm, dry start of the week in Kansas City, but rain is likely to dampen Thanksgiving travel and festivities.
In fact, the National Weather Service warned it could be the wettest Thanksgiving in history for Kansas City. The record rainfall is 1.19 inches on Nov. 26, 1896.
The National Weather Service is predicting up to two inches of rain to fall throughout the day Thursday.
The highs on Monday through Wednesday are expected to be in the middle to upper 50s, with each day warmer than the previous one, according to the National Weather Service.
But weather could impact your Thanksgiving travel plans.
Expanding snow, rain, wind and cold will hamper travel in the West, while most areas east of the Rockies can expect no major weather-related problems during the early to middle part of this week, according to AccuWeather.
The first pockets of rain will break out along the Pacific coast from Oregon to Washington on Monday and expand to the south.
Snow will develop in the Cascades, the Sierra Nevada, the Bitterroots and the northern Rockies.
Travel along parts of interstates in the Intermountain West will become slippery. Blizzard conditions could develop in parts of Montana and Wyoming by Wednesday.
According to the American Automobile Association (AAA), 46.9 million Americans are expected to travel more than 50 miles or more away from home from Wednesday through Sunday.
The next chance for precipitation in Kansas City is Wednesday evening in the form of drizzle or light rain. A wet holiday is on tap for Thursday. Some areas could see up to 2 inches of rain from the multi-day event. Tempuratures could climb into the 60s on Thursday.
Rain will be the main form of precipitation through late Thursday. As colder air moves into the region later in the day, the rain could become mixed with snowflakes into Friday morning but with no real accumulation, according to the National Weather Service.