KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s been a long, hot summer in Kansas City, and we aren’t done with the heat.

It will likely be weeks before you can give your air conditioner a break, or see a difference in those pricey utility bills, but cooler air is on the way.

Kansas City normally averages highs in the upper 80s and lows in the upper 60s during August. This year, temperatures have been much warmer than the average.

The good news is that Kansas City usually experiences its last 100-degree day of the season around Aug. 14. The latest 100-degree day of the season was recorded on Sept. 28, 1953.

When do we see our last 90-degree day of the season?

Temperatures have been a little more tolerable this week, but it’s still too hot to turn off the air conditioner.

If you’re counting down the days to enjoy some comfortable fall air, you’ll be waiting awhile.

On average, Kansas City doesn’t see it’s final day of 90-degree temperatures until Sept. 15.

When will it feel like fall in Kansas City?

Average high temperatures don’t drop into the 70s until as early as Sept. 16 in much of Kansas and Missouri.

The average overnight low temperatures normally drop from around 70 degrees in August into the 50s sometime in late September.

Average high temperatures across the metro don’t drop into the 60s until Oct. 11.

When will leaves start to change color?

Fall officially begins on Sept. 22, 2022, which is also about the time we’ll begin to see leaves beginning to change.

Missouri’s Department of Conservation predicts peak fall color to happen around mid-October.


If you’re already waiting for the snow to start falling, the earliest snowfall ever recorded in Kansas City fell Oct. 14, 2018. KCI Airport picked up 1/10 of an inch of snow that day.

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