The National Weather Service predicts a high of 67 today – almost 30 degrees above normal. The record is 65, set in 1917.
Today holds a slight chance of rain, 20 percent, and it’s expected to be breezy, with a wind out of the south at 8 to 17 mph and gusts to 25 mph. All of that leads into a 40 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms this evening, though less than one-tenth of an inch of rain is expected. It will be unseasonably warm, with a low of just 60, and the wind will stick around: 16 to 21 mph, out of the south-southwest, with gusts to 29 mph.
There’s a slightly better chance of rain Tuesday, and it gets colder, falling to 48 by around 5 p.m. There’s a 50 percent chance of rain, and that could mean one-tenth to one-fourth of an inch. The south-southwest wind of 13 to 18 mph will fall slightly and shift to the west. Thunderstorms are generally expected east of Interstate 35, and some could be severe, but the Weather Service cautions that the chances of that are low.
Then the rain is gone, and it feels more like winter for a few days: 30 overnight Tuesday, a high of 33 Wednesday and a low of 18, then 29/11 Thursday, 33/26 Friday, and 47/29 Saturday.
National Weather Service, Pleasant Hill: www.weather.gov/kc