KC’s cold snap expected to give way to 50s by the weekend

There’s good news for Kansas Citians who are tired of the cold — a warmup is on its way starting Wednesday.

While it’s not going to be quite spring-like, temps will reach into the 50s by the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

So far for the month of January, only five days have been above the freezing mark. That means eight days have seen highs of 32 degrees or less.

And all 13 days have had lows below freezing, including two when the temperature dropped to three degrees below zero.

But dry and warmer weather is headed Kansas City’s way. Wednesday’s highs are likely to reach into the mid 30s, according to the National Weather Service.

And with abundant sunshine and southwesterly winds, temperatures should climb into the 40s on Thursday and upper 40s, possibly low 50s, on Friday.

Saturday’s high is likely to reach the low 50s in Kansas City.

The dry weather and above-average temperatures are expected to continue into early next week.

Robert A. Cronkleton, bcronkleton@kcstar.com