Cooler today, rest of week will vary in temperature

Some roller-coaster temperatures will be back this week for Wyandotte County.

Today’s high will be 42 degrees, the National Weather Service said, which is 24 degrees lower than Sunday’s high of 66.

According to the weather service, clouds hang over much of the Midwest today. They are expected to scatter out later today, possibly in mid to late afternoon, the weather service said.

Tuesday probably will be the warmest day of the week, the weather service said, with temperatures warming back into the lower 50s for areas near and south of Kansas City.

Another cold front arrives on Tuesday night, bringing a seasonably chilly shot of cold air, according to the weather service.

The high on Wednesday will be 42. Temperatures will bottom out in the teens Wednesday night and remain below freezing on Thursday, the weather service said. Thursday’s high will be near 28, according to the weather service.

A brief warmup on Friday with a high near 45 will be followed by another cold front over the weekend with similar temperatures to Thursday, according to the weather service.

Saturday, Valentine’s Day, temperatures may reach a high near 36, with a low of 19 on Saturday night.

Moisture will be very limited throughout the week, so these cold fronts will be without any precipitation, the weather service said.

Weekend weather to be warm and windy

Look for snow to melt today as the National Weather Service forecast calls for sunny skies and a high near 56.

A south southwest wind of 10 to 14 mph today will include gusts as high as 20 mph, according to the weather service. Tonight’s low will be 36.

Saturday, the temperature may rise to a spring-like 68 degrees, the weather service said, with south southwest winds from 8 to 11 mph. Saturday night, the low will be around 40.

On Sunday, there will be sunny skies with a high near 56, and northwest wind of 7 to 10 mph, as a cold front moves into the area, according to the weather service. Sunday night, the low will be 31.

Monday, look for a high near 48 with mostly sunny skies, the weather service said. Monday night’s low will be near 33.

Tuesday, it will be mostly sunny with a high near 58, according to the weather service. The low will be around 35 on Tuesday night.

Wednesday’s forecast is mostly cloudy with a high near 42, as another cool front moves in, and Wednesday night, the low will be around 18, according to the weather service.

On Thursday, expect mostly sunny skies with a high near 30, the weather service said.

Maybe one more day until snow melts

After a cold morning when temperatures at 8 a.m. were at 8 degrees, Wyandotte County should warm up to a high near 29 today, according to the National Weather Service forecast. It could be another day before Wednesday’s snow melts.

Wind chills went down to zero at 4 a.m. this morning, according to the National Weather Service. Today, the warming trend starts. Tonight’s low will be 25.

Friday will be a sunny day with a high near 53, the weather service said. A south southwest wind will be 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph, according to the weather service. Friday night’s low will be about 35.

Saturday continues the warmer weather and sunny skies, with a high near 61, according to the weather service. Saturday night, the low will be about 39.

Sunday’s weather will be mostly sunny with a high near 57, the weather service said. Sunday night, the low will be 32.

Monday, the high will be near 48, and Tuesday, near 52, the weather service said.

Tuesday night and Wednesday, there will be a 30 percent chance of rain with the high on Wednesday near 49, according to the weather service.

Cooler weather is expected by forecasters to return mid-week.