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Chance of storms Sunday evening in Kansas City. Until then, enjoy the fall weather.

With highs climbing into the upper 60s Sunday, it would be a good day to get out and enjoy the fall weather in the Kansas City area.

“Your daytime activities should be good to go,” said the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill said on Twitter.

The evening, however, is questionable as storms will approach from the west around sunset. There’s a chance of scattered strong to severe storms Sunday night. The strongest storms could produce hail, strong wind gusts and brief heavy rainfall.

“The timing of this should be after sunset for the most part but it is going to continue into portions of the overnight hours as this rolls through,” said FOX4 meteorologist Garry Frank, who provides weather updates to The Star.

The storms are expected wind down in coverage and intensity after midnight, he said.


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“Most of the week to start is dry,” Frank said. “We are going to warm back up by mid-week and then changes, with another fall cold front, is on the way.”

Temperatures will be cooler after a cold front moves through. The forecast highs on Monday and Tuesday in the Kansas City area are expected to be in the upper 50s.

“This is slightly below average,” Frank said. “That is what we are going to continue to see.”

Typically, the Kansas City area sees highs in the mid-60s for this time of year.

The metro be considerably warmer, at least for a day, as highs are expected to climb into the upper 60s on Wednesday.

The next cold front, however, moves through on Thursday, turning temperatures much cooler for next weekend, Frank 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.