Nice weather in today’s forecast

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Nice weather, with temperatures of 64 degrees and mostly sunny skies are in store for Wyandotte County today, according to the National Weather Service.

Tonight brings a 20 percent chance of rain, with a low of 34 degrees.

Winds will be 15 to 20 mph tonight, with gusts as high as 28.

The light rain is possible late this afternoon. To areas a little north of Kansas City, Kan., there is a chance of snow tonight.

Wednesday’s temperatures will drop to around 56 after the cold front moves in from the north.

On Thursday, temperatures will rise to 69 degrees.

Friday’s forecast is 61. Saturday and Sunday, temperatures will drop to 47.

Sunny skies ahead for St. Pat’s Day

Is it spring or is it winter? These bulbs in Kansas City, Kan., seem a bit confused about the season — and have decided to come up in winter. Spring officially begins Thursday, March 20. The high could be 57 degrees Monday, March 17.

Sunny skies are forecast today for St. Patrick’s Day.

The high will be 57 with clear skies, according to the National Weather Service.

Temperatures were 24 degrees at 8 a.m.

A south wind of 7 to 16 mph will gust as high as 24 mph today.

With warmer temperatures and windier weather, there will be an elevated fire danger this afternoon, according to the weather service.

Light rain is possible Tuesday night. To the north of the Kansas City area, snow is possible Tuesday.

Cold weather moves in Sunday

Cold weather has moved into the Wyandotte County area, with temperatures to reach a high of only 35 degrees today.

A light dusting of snow on lawns, less than a half-inch, greeted Wyandotte County residents this morning.

It followed rain and a thunderstorm on Saturday night.

At 11 a.m., a radar map showed storm clouds from Joplin to Marshall, Mo., southeast of the Kansas City area.

The rest of Sunday’s weather will be mostly cloudy and mostly sunny skies.

The weather on Monday, St. Patrick’s Day, will warm up a bit, to 55 degrees, the weather service said.  Sunny skies are predicted. Winds will be 5 to 14 mph, gusting to 20 mph.

Tuesday, temperatures may climb to 64 degrees with mostly sunny skies. Winds will be 13 to 17 mph, and will change from the south to the west in the afternoon, gusting up to 26 mph.

Wednesday will drop back to 54, while Thursday’s forecast is sunny and 64.

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