Bitter wind, low temps blow into Kansas City area - KCTV5

Bitter wind, low temps blow into Kansas City area

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A cold system that blew into the area late Monday dropped temperatures from the balmy 70s into the 20s, with a light dusting of snow in some areas. A cold system that blew into the area late Monday dropped temperatures from the balmy 70s into the 20s, with a light dusting of snow in some areas.

A cold system that blew into the area late Monday dropped temperatures from the balmy 70s into the 20s, with a light dusting of snow in some areas.

Slick spots caused by the temperature change led to some traffic headaches early Tuesday in Kansas City, with accidents along interstate highways. 

No fatalities or serious injuries were reported. Interstate 70 in Odessa was briefly closed because of an accident and other backups were reported as rush hour traffic began.

The National Weather Service reported temperatures drops from 71 Monday to 28 early Tuesday in Chillicothe, 73 to 32 in Columbia, 74 to 34 in Jefferson City, 72 to 28 in downtown Kansas City and 74 to 28 in Kirksville. 

Low wind chills in the single digits added to the misery.

Wichita set a record high of 77 Monday but Tuesday's highs will be near 35, with wind chills in the low 20s.

Other temperatures changes from Monday to Tuesday morning included 73 to 27 in Topeka; 62 to 18 in Concordia; 71 to 26 in Lawrence; 73 to 26 in Emporia, 71 to 23 in Manhattan; 80 to 17 in Dodge City and 78 to 15 in Garden City.

The forecast for the week is for more of the same, with highs staying in the 20s and 30s.

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