Rain, snow in this week’s forecast

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There is a 50 percent chance of rain for Wyandotte County on Wednesday night and Thursday, according to the National Weather Service forecast, followed by a 40 percent chance of rain, snow and freezing drizzle on Thursday night.

The Kansas City area will receive rain on Wednesday night, while areas north of Highway 36, near St. Joseph, Missouri, may receive freezing rain or freezing drizzle, the weather service said.

While the Kansas City area could receive snow and freezing drizzle on Thursday night, with a temperature of about 30 Thursday night and a potential of traffic problems Friday morning, the high on Friday is forecast to be in the 40s.

Today’s forecast is mostly sunny with a high near 53 and a south southwest wind of 7 to 13 mph, the weather service said.

Tonight, it will be mostly cloudy, changing to mostly clear, with a low of 30 and a south southwest wind of 7 to 9 mph becoming west after midnight, according to the weather service.

Wednesday, it will be sunny with a high near 49 and a west wind of around 7 mph, becoming south in the afternoon, the weather service said.

Wednesday night, there is a 50 percent chance of rain after midnight, according to the weather service. Clouds will increase, with a low around 34. A south southeast wind of 6 mph will become light and variable after midnight. Less than a tenth of an inch of rain is possible.

Thursday, there is a 70 percent chance of rain, with a high near 40, the weather service said. A north wind of 5 to 10 mph will increase to 11 to 16 mph in the afternoon. Winds may gust as high as 31 mph. Between a tenth and quarter-inch of rain is possible.

Thursday night, there is a 40 percent chance of rain, snow and freezing drizzle before 3 a.m., then a slight chance of snow and freezing drizzle between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m., followed by a slight chance of freezing drizzle after 4 a.m. The low will be around 30. Less than a tenth of an inch of precipitation is possible.

Friday, it will be mostly sunny with a high near 43, the weather service said.

Friday night, it will be mostly clear with a low of 26, according to the weather service.

Saturday, it will be sunny with a high near 46, the weather service said.

Saturday night, it will be partly cloudy with a low of 29, according to the weather service.

Sunday, it will be mostly sunny with a high near 46, the weather service said.

Sunday night, it will be mostly clear with a low of 26, according to the weather service.

Monday, it will be sunny, with a high near 46, the weather service said.

Today’s high to be in 40s

At 8 a.m. Monday, the temperature was 23 degrees in Wyandotte County, and temperatures are expected to rise to 42 this afternoon.

Temperatures will gradually warm through midweek with temperatures approaching the upper 40s to lower 50s by Tuesday, the National Weather Service said.

A mid and then late week system will bring chances for rain and snow to portions of Missouri, according to the weather service.

There could be some trailing snow showers as each system departs, but at this time significant accumulations are not expected, the weather service said.

Today in Kansas City weather history: It was 33 years ago in Kansas City, in 1985, that a winter storm left nearly 2 inches of snow, sleet and freezing rain here, and the snow stayed on the ground until Christmas Eve that year. There was freezing rain the first three days of December in 1985 and on each day between Dec. 9 and 15. It was the fourth coldest December on record in Kansas City, with an average temperature of 22.9 degrees, according to the weather service.

In today’s forecast, it will be sunny with a high near 42 and a calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon, the weather service said.

Tonight, it will be clear with a low of 28 and a southwest wind of 5 to 8 mph, according to the weather service.

Tuesday, it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 52 and a south southwest wind of 7 to 11 mph, the weather service said.

Tuesday night, it will be mostly cloudy with a low of 32 and a south wind of 8 to 10 mph, becoming west after midnight, according to the weather service. Winds may gust as high as 21 mph.

Wednesday, it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 44 and a west wind of 5 to 8 mph, the weather service said.

Wednesday night, it will be partly cloudy, with a low of 31, according to the weather service.

Thursday, there will be a 30 percent chance of rain afternoon, with a high near 41, the weather service said.

Thursday night, it will be mostly cloudy with a low of 26, according to the weather service.

Friday, it will be sunny with a high near 43, the weather service said.

Friday night, it will be mostly clear with a low of 27, according to the weather service.

Saturday, it will be sunny with a high near 49, the weather service said.

Saturday night, the low will be around 34 with partly cloudy skies, according to the weather service.

Sunday, there is a 30 percent chance of rain and snow with a high near 45, the weather service said.

Cold day ahead for Wyandotte County

A cold morning and a cold day are ahead for Wyandotte County, as temperatures will rise to a high of 33 today, according to the National Weather Service.

It was 22 degrees at 8 a.m., with a wind chill reading of 14 here, the weather service said.

Similar cold mornings will be possible on Saturday and Sunday morning as well, according to the weather service.

A strong weekend storm system will stay to the south, and snow is not in the forecast for Wyandotte County on Saturday, the weather service said.

The next chance for rain and snow is Wednesday night, according to the weather service.

Today, it will be mostly sunny with a high near 33 and an east wind of 5 mph becoming calm in the morning, the weather service said.

Tonight, the low will be around 21 with an east northeast wind of 3 to 5 mph, according to the weather service.

Saturday, it will be mostly sunny with a high near 36 and an east northeast wind of 5 to 8 mph, the weather service said.

Saturday night, it will be partly cloudy with a low of 19 and an east northeast wind of 3 to 6 mph, according to the weather service.

Sunday, it will be partly cloudy with a low of 19 and an east northeast wind of 3 to 6 mph, the weather service said.

Sunday night, it will be partly cloudy with a low of 20, according to the weather service.

Monday, it will be sunny with a high near 39, the weather service said.

Monday night, it will be clear with a low of 24, according to the weather service.

Tuesday, it will be sunny with a high near 47, the weather service said.

Tuesday night, it will be mostly cloudy with a low of 35, according to the weather service.

Wednesday, it will be mostly cloudy with a high near 47, the weather service said.

Wednesday night, there is a 40 percent chance of rain and snow, with a low of 32, according to the weather service.

Thursday, there is a 30 percent chance of rain, with a high near 44, the weather service said.