Arctic air sweeps into area

A blast of arctic air found its way to the Kansas City area on Sunday.

Temperatures at 2 p.m. were 31 degrees, with a wind chill of 21, according to the National Weather Service. They dropped 20 to 25 degrees this morning, when winds changed to north-northwest.

By 6 p.m. Sunday, temperatures should drop to 26 degrees, and by 9 p.m., to 22 degrees, according to the weather service.

Tonight, the low will drop to 16 degrees, the weather service said. The north wind will be around 15 mph with gusts as high as 24 mph.

Monday, look for mostly sunny skies and a high of 28 degrees. North northeast winds will be 9 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

The Monday morning bus-stop temperature can range from 16 degrees at 6 a.m. to 18 degrees at 9 a.m.

Monday night, the low will be around 18, with winds from the northeast at 5 to 8 mph becoming southeast after midnight.

Tuesday, the mercury starts climbing again, when the high will be near 41. A south wind will be from 5 to 10 mph. Tuesday night, the low will be around 27.

Look for Wednesday’s high to be near 43, and Wednesday night’s low, 27.

On Thursday, skies will be mostly cloudy with a high near 39. Thursday night, the low will be around 33.

On Friday, skies will be mostly cloudy with a high near 47. Friday night, the low will be around 36.

On Saturday, there will be mostly cloudy skies with a high near 49.

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