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Kansas City shivers through record cold temps, but warmer weather is on the way

It was not just unseasonably cold on Sunday in Kansas City.

It was historically cold. But there is hope for the rest of the week.

The National Weather Service crunched some numbers Sunday and found that the record lowest maximum temperature recorded on April 15 in any year in Kansas City was 41 degrees in 1993.

Sunday's high temperature would be 34, according to the Weather Service forecast.

The Weather Service broke down the history lesson in a message posted on Twitter, ironically labeling it a "fun" story and making reference to the Philadelphia 76ers' famously long "process" of becoming a winning team.

It was the Kansas City area's third consecutive Sunday of winter weather.

But although temperatures are expected to stay chilly through Monday, with highs in the 50s and lows in the 20s, warmer weather is on the way, according to Jonathan Kurtz, a meteorologist at the Weather Service in Pleasant Hill.

"Right now, we're starting to crawl out of it," Kurtz said.

Tuesday is expected to bring a high temperature in the high 60s, with mild weather for the rest of the week.

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