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Rain, possible snow forecast in Kansas City as temperatures run hot and cold

Kansas City will get a taste of what a normal fall day feels like Wednesday, before temperatures plummet again as a cold front moves through, said FOX4 meteorologist Karli Ritter.

“Later on today we are going to end up closer to average — a little bit warmer — with temperatures topping out near 60 degrees,” said Ritter, who provides weather updates to The Star.

Some rain is expected to roll into the south side of the Kansas City area this evening, with more cloud cover over the metro area after sunset, Ritter said.

“As far as your weather is concerned, it should be a little bit more of a nuisance as we head through this evening into tomorrow,” Ritter said. “And as we head into tomorrow morning that is where we may have a little wintry mix for some of you — briefly — as this entire system finishes and the colder air arrives.”


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 National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill said the overnight wintry mix could fall in the form of light snow or freezing drizzle. While not much is expected, some roads could be slick Thursday morning, so commuters should use caution on their morning drive.

Temperatures will be colder Thursday and Friday, with highs in the 30s and 40s, before warmer air returns.

On Saturday, highs are expected to climb to near 60 again. Sunday will be a bit colder, with highs in the mid-40s to mid-50s.

The roller coaster of temperatures will continue as a shot of very cold air arrives late this weekend and lasts into early next week, according to the weather service.

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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.