Kansas City Weather: Easter Sunday Brings Rain and Cool Temperatures


A Plaza bunny is seen in a file photo from April 2016 on a particularly cold Easter Sunday.

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Grab a winter coat and an umbrella before you go Easter egg hunting this year.

Easter Sunday feels less like spring and more like winter this year in Kansas City, as temperatures steadily dip into the 30s in the afternoon and rain blankets the subway.

The storms are expected to occur around 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, with an 80 percent chance of rain for Kansas City, according to the National Weather Service. Wind gusts could reach 20 miles per hour.

Overnight, low temperatures will land a few degrees above freezing.

After a brisk Sunday, the Metro weather will warm steadily through the rest of the week, with highs in the 50s on Monday and Tuesday before returning to the 70s on Wednesday and Thursday. The weather will likely warm to near 80 by the weekend.

But before a return to normal spring temperatures later this week, a slight chance of snow will first appear in the forecast on Tuesday morning as the temperature drops to around 32 degrees.

This story was originally published April 17, 2022 8:14 a.m.

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Anna Spoerre covers breaking news for the Kansas City Star. Prior to joining The Star, she covered crime and the courts for the Des Moines Register. Spoerre is a graduate of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, where she studied journalism.

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