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‘Going to feel cold’ in Kansas City as wind chills remain in the teens and 20s

A day after the afternoon high climbed to 66 degrees, the Kansas City area will face much colder temperatures Thursday.

“It is going to be so much colder than yesterday,” said FOX4 meteorologist Karli Ritter, who provides weather updates to The Star. “Our highs will be kept in the 30s. Our wind chills will be kept in the teens and 20s through much of the day.”

The good news is that as a cold front pushes off to the south of Kansas City, it will take with it all of the cloud cover, leaving plenty of sunshine later in the day, 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.

“We will see a little bump in our temperatures for Friday and especially into Saturday,” said FOX4 meteorologist Michelle Bogowith, with a mid-day update for The Star.

Highs will climb into the 40s on Friday and the 60s on Saturday.

“Enjoy that while it lasts,” she said.

The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill said the roller coaster temperatures will continue this weekend. Highs on Sunday will be in the 50s.

A strong cold front is expected to sweep through the area Sunday night, sending temperatures plummeting overnight into the start of the next work week. Highs on Monday are expected to remain below freezing.

There could be some minor snow accumulations Monday, according to the weather service.

Temperatures will likely remain colder than normal through mid-November. Below normal precipitation is anticipated.

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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.