Colder weather, perhaps even snow, could impact Thanksgiving week in Kansas City

Colder weather, perhaps even some post-Thanksgiving holiday snow, is expected next week in the Kansas City area, according to the National Weather Service.

While near normal conditions are expected through the weekend in Kansas City, rain will likely return Sunday into Monday, the weather service said.

Cloudy weather is expected Sunday, with temperatures climbing into the mid-50s. Typically, Kansas City sees temperatures in the lower 50s this time of year.

The chance of rain returns Sunday afternoon. The storm system is expected to briefly stall over the area, which will continue the chance for rain into Monday, the weather service said in its forecast discussion.

The greatest chances for rain will come between Sunday night and Monday morning, with most seeing a 65 to 75% chance of rain during that period, the weather service said. Lingering showers will be possible into Monday night.

Dry weather conditions return for the middle of Thanksgiving week, although temperatures will be below normal, reaching the 40s on both Tuesday and Wednesday, the weather service said. Overnight temperatures in the 20s are expected each night after Tuesday.

Expect chilly conditions on Thanksgiving Day, as temperatures might not climb out of the 30s, the weather service said.

There will be an additional chance for precipitation, maybe even some snow, on the Friday after Thanksgiving.

“Right now there are some differences in (forecast) models, but with the cold air already in place, winter weather is a possibility,” the weather service said.

Because the forecast remains seven days out, there is low confidence on how the winter weather would impact the Kansas City region, it said.

“Since it’s the day after Thanksgiving and there may be a lot of travel, be sure to pay attention to the forecast in the coming days as you make travel plans,” the weather service said. “Overall, at this point major or widespread impacts don’t look likely, but this will certainly be something to monitor in the coming days.”