Another weather record fell this morning in Kansas City.
The National Weather Service says the temperature dropped to 55 degrees at 5:46 a.m. at Kansas City International Airport. That breaks the previous record low for July 16 – 57 – set in 1985.
That’s two records in a row. It fell to 54 early Tuesday, breaking the July 15 record, which had been 56, set in 1990.
But that might be it for falling records for a while. The July 17 record low is 55, set in 2009, and tonight’s forecast low is 59.
It’s expected remain cool for a couple more days, then gradually warm: a high today of 77, then a high of 75 and a low of 61 Thursday, then 78/63 Friday, 82/68 Saturday and 88/71 Sunday. There’s a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms Thursday.
For the period July 15-30, the average high is 89 – the highest of the year – and the average low is 69. Today’s record high is 107, set in 1934.