Cooler temperatures today, snow possible Wednesday night

Skies will be partly sunny today with a high near 33, according to the National Weather Service forecast.

Northwest winds of 9 to 16 mph will gust to as much as high as 25 mph.

Tonight, expect partly cloudy skies and a low of 22. Winds will be 3 to 8 mph from the north northwest.

Wednesday’s weather is partly sunny, with a high near 36. Wind changes to the east, around 5 mph, in the afternoon.

On Wednesday night, there is a 60 percent chance of snow, possibly mixed with freezing drizzle. The low will be around 28.

In the region, there might be as much as 1 to 2 inches of snow accumulation before sunrise on Thursday, according to the weather service. The chance of snow and freezing drizzle continues Thursday morning before noon, then there is a 40 percent chance of rain. The high Thursday will be near 36.

There is a potential of light freezing drizzle or snow flurries after temperatures fall on Thursday night. The low Thursday night will be 28.

On Friday, a storm system will move through part of the region, and it currently appears that it will mostly miss the Kansas City area. There is a possibility of a light rain or snow mix south of I-70 as the system moves through the region. Friday’s high will be near 37, and Friday night, the low will be 28.

Saturday’s high will be near 39, and Saturday night’s low will be around 28.
Sunday, it will be partly sunny, with a high near 42. Sunday night, the low will be around 30.

Monday, expect partly sunny skies and a high near 44.

Rain, possible thunderstorm in today’s forecast

Best chance for Monday's thunderstorms. (National Weather Service graphic)
Best chance for Monday’s thunderstorms. (National Weather Service graphic)

Rain and possibly a thunderstorm are in today’s forecast from the National Weather Service.

Showers and thunderstorm are possible in the morning and afternoon, but no severe weather is anticipated.

The weather service said there is a chance for a few funnels, but they should be harmless and will likely not result in a tornado.

Also, there’s a chance for some wintry precipitation later this week.

Timing, track, location and precipitation is still uncertain, but there is a chance for the large portion of the area to see some form of a wintry mix from Thursday through Saturday, the weather service said.

The temperature was 54 degrees at 8 a.m. Monday. Temperatures will fall to 42 by 5 p.m. Monday. High winds are possible today.

Tonight, there will be a slight chance of rain before 9 p.m., with a low of 28 overnight. Winds will be from 18 to 21 mph with gusts as high as 29 mph.

On Tuesday, expect a high of 36, a northwest wind of 7 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Tuesday night it will be partly cloudy, with a low around 22. The wind will be 3 to 6 mph.

Wednesday night and on Friday, there is a 30 percent chance of snow, according to the weather service.

Today's forecast (National Weather Service graphic)
Today’s forecast (National Weather Service graphic)

Chance for wintry precipitation. (National Weather Service graphic)
Chance for wintry precipitation. (National Weather Service graphic)

Thursday through Saturday forecast (National Weather Service graphic)
Thursday through Saturday forecast (National Weather Service graphic)

Hit the beach

During Saturday's warmer weather, when temperatures reached about 56 degrees in Kansas City, Kan., some Canada geese viewed this pond near 65th and Riverview Avenue as a swimming pool and beach, despite a sign warning "No Trespassing. Violators will be prosecuted." Tonight's weather includes drizzle and fog, with a low of 51, according to the National Weather Service. Sunday's forecast includes more drizzle and a chance of rain after 4 p.m. The high Sunday will be near 60. Sunday night, the low will be 49, with rain likely. Monday, more rain is in the forecast before noon, and the high will be 49. Monday night, temperatures drop to a low of 29, and there is a chance of drizzle.  (Photo by Mary Rupert)
During Saturday’s warmer weather, when temperatures reached about 56 degrees in Kansas City, Kan., some Canada geese viewed this pond near 65th and Riverview Avenue as a swimming pool and beach, despite a sign warning “No Trespassing. Violators will be prosecuted.” Tonight’s weather includes drizzle and fog, with a low of 51, according to the National Weather Service. Sunday’s forecast includes more drizzle and a chance of rain after 4 p.m. The high Sunday will be near 60. Sunday night, the low will be 49, with rain likely. Monday, more rain is in the forecast before noon, and the high will be 49. Monday night, temperatures drop to a low of 29, and there is a chance of drizzle. (Photo by Mary Rupert)