With temperatures likely to climb into the low 60s on Thursday, Kansas City area residents better get out and enjoy the spring weather because winter is coming — again.
The weekend brings the chance for snow on Friday and Sunday, according to the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill.
Before then, however, Kansas City will be teased with a taste of spring. The warm weather will be a welcome change from the record lows recorded at both Kansas City International Airport and St. Joseph.
Temperatures dropped to 17 degrees at KCI Wednesday morning, breaking the record of 20 degrees for April 4 set in 1920. Meanwhile, temps dropped to 16 degrees in St. Joseph, breaking the record of 21 degrees for this day set in 1987, according to the National Weather Service.
With clear, sunny skies, Wednesday's temperatures were expected to climb to the mid-40s by the afternoon. Overnight lows were expected to dip into the upper 30s.
It will be mostly sunny on Thursday with temperatures expected around 61 degrees.
On Friday, the winter weather returns, as the day likely will start out rainy and then change over to a rain/snow mix or completely snow by Friday evening. Highs Friday will be in the 30s and then dip into the 20s that night, according to the National Weather Service.
While Saturday will be mostly sunny, temperatures will remain in the upper 30s.
Snow will likely return Sunday morning and then change over to a rain and snow mix. After 2 p.m., any precipitation that falls will likely be in the form of rain. Highs will likely be in the low 40s, according to the National Weather Service.