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Temps to stay near the lower 60s in Kansas City as cold front blows through

A cold front blowing through the Kansas City area will keep afternoon temperatures slightly on the cooler side Tuesday, said FOX4 meteorologist Karli Ritter.

“Later on today, behind a cold front, we are going to see our numbers struggling to get out of the lower 60s,” said Ritter, who provides weather updates to The Star.

“As this front blows through throughout the day, it is also going to bring back northerly winds which may help to squash the amount of pollen in our counts.”

The pollen count for the Kansas City has bumped back up to the moderate category, which Ritter blamed on southerly winds transporting ragweed pollen in from the south. That will likely be a reoccurring pattern over the next few weeks whenever there’s southerly winds, she said.

Ritter said there is little concern over the threat of rain in the Kansas City metro as clouds are expected to decrease as the day progresses.

There is a small chance for an isolated storm in central Missouri, but most people will stay dry. Except for the potential for a lightning strike, no severe weather is expected if any storms do develop.

“Overnight tonight, with clear skies, we will drop back into the mid- and upper 30s,” Ritter said.

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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.

Beautiful fall weather

The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill said that there is a small chance for an isolated storm in central Missouri Tuesday, but most people will stay dry. Except for the potential for a lightning strike, no severe weather is expected if any storms do develop.

The weather service said on Facebook the remainder of the week is expected to have beautiful fall weather.

The high Wednesday is expected to reach the mid-50s, said FOX4 meteorologist Michelle Bogowith, who provided a midday updated forecast.

Temperatures will begin to rebound on Thursday, when highs are expected to climb in the upper 60s.

“Here comes the 70s back in action starting on Friday,” Bogowith said. “As we move toward Saturday morning, showers and a few rumbles of thunder will be possible and then another round late Sunday.”

The showers and thunderstorms that close out the weekend will stick around into Monday, she said.

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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.
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