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Chance of rain increases throughout the day Wednesday in Kansas City

Grab an umbrella as you’re headed out the door Wednesday, because there’s a chance of rain later in Kansas City.

“We have a day where we are going to be watching rain chances increasing as we approach the lunch hour,” said FOX4 meteorologist Karli Ritter, who provides weather updates to The Star.

“Timing out our rain chances for today, they become more widespread mid-day into the evening,” she said.

The high Wednesday is expected to reach 68 degrees, but temperatures will start falling in the afternoon.

A strong cold front will move through the area Thursday and Friday, bringing soggy weather.

“Off-and-on chances (of rain) all day long long tomorrow into tomorrow night,” Ritter said. “There could be some thunderstorms embedded in this rain mass as it moves through tomorrow.”


How we did this story

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 colder air is expected to arrive Friday, with the rain ending by mid-morning.

The cold is expected to linger into Saturday morning, when most areas just north of the Kansas City metro will see their first freezing temperatures of the season. The metro area will likely see its first frost.

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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.