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‘Beautiful day ahead’ for first day of fall in Kansas City; rains return mid-week

Once a dense fog burns off Monday morning, the first day of fall will be very nice in the Kansas City metro area, according to the weather forecast.

Temperatures return to normal for this time of year and humidity will be much lower then it has been recently.

“We have a beautiful day ahead for us with temperatures that are going to be in the upper 70s,” said FOX4 meteorologist Karli Ritter, who provides weather updates for The Star.

“Ample sunshine is expected as you step outside.”

With the sunshine, the UV index will be rather high, so people will want to use sunscreen to prevent harming their skin.


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The Star produced this weather update in partnership with the local FOX4 television station. The station’s meteorologists create forecast videos multiple times a day for the newspaper to include in its weather reports.

The first part of the week will get off to a dry start, with the next chance of a few spotty showers coming Tuesday evening, she said.

“Our next decent chance for rain will hold off for the middle of the week,” Ritter said. “Wednesday morning, it is likely going to be soggy as we step outside first thing in the morning. Our chances (for rain) will go down as the day progresses.”

A line of storms are expected to fire up after midnight Tuesday, said FOX4 meteorologist Michelle Bogowith.

They will pull closer to the Kansas City area between 3 and 4 a.m. Wednesday.

“We will see some of that activity hanging on for the early morning commuters,” Bogowith said.

The storms will push off to the south and east for the second half of the day Wednesday.

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Robert A. Cronkleton gets up very early in the morning to bring readers breaking news about crime, transportation and weather at the crack of dawn. He’s been at The Star since 1987 and now contributes data reporting and video editing.