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  • Record low set Wednesday

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  • Another weather record fell Wednesday 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 broke 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 the forecast low for overnight was 59.
    It’s expected remain cool for a bit, then gradually warm: a high of 75 today and low of 61 overnight, then 78/63 Friday, 82/68 Saturday and 88/71 Sunday, according to the Weather Service.
    Statistically, this is normally the hottest time of year. For the period July 15-30, the average high is 89, and the average low is 69. Today’s record high is 108, set in 1954.

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