KANSAS CITY, Mo. — We are experiencing extreme weather around the nation, and here in Kansas City. The major snowstorms might be missing us, but the extreme cold is not. And, snow is likely on Monday.
A little more snow pack, and then the conditions really become favorable for that big drop to 20 degrees below zero by Tuesday morning. It is 5 below as I am writing this.
The coldest night will be Monday night, and then there is another storm approaching Tuesday night into Wednesday. The cold air is so strong, that the chance of anything more than 2 inches is unlikely, and we will monitor Wednesday's storm closely.
We do see a warm up by the weekend. There are other storm systems showing up, however, as we move into the next couple of weeks. There will be a snow pack from Texas all the way up to the North Pole, so it will take a while for the atmosphere to recover back to near average temperatures.
There are all kinds of major impacts that might be felt in the next 48 hours. Some models have it down to 25 below zero in our area, and it has never been that cold in KC. The coldest ever is 23 below, on Dec. 22 and Dec. 23, 1989.
Bundle up! Wear lots of layers.