Despite dip in temps, warm weather continues in KC

Kansas City neared a record high Monday, but don’t expect the rest of the week to be as nice.

But highs for the rest of the work week are likely to be stay 10 to 15 degrees above normal, according to the National Weather Service.

The high on Monday reached 64 degrees, just shy of the record of 66 degrees set in 1906. Tuesday’s high won’t be as warm, reaching only into the lower 50s.

That’s far better than 30 years ago when temperatures tumbled to 14 degrees below zero, setting Kansas City’s record low for this day in 1985, according to the National Weather Service. Wind chills were down to 40 degrees below zero.

Highs for Wednesday through Friday likely will reach into the 40s.

The National Weather Service noted on Twitter that the 30-degree jump in temperatures the past two weeks was like going from whether typical for Minneapolis in January to what is typical of Dallas.

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