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Summer weather forecast in Kansas City 2024

Prepare for summer weather in KC with these seasonal temperature and precipitation outlooks.

coulton thomas sunset in summer overlooking the plaza in kansas city and brush creek KCtoday.

Summer daze on the Plaza.

We know the question on your mind, Kansas Citians — what’s summer going to feel like? Thanks to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center, we know what temperatures and precipitation trends to expect in our city for June, July, and August. While exact weather conditions typically can’t be predicted more than a week in advance, here’s a seasonal outlook to help you prepare for what summer will bring.

Reminder: The first day of summer is on Thursday, June 20.

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We’re dreaming of a hot summer, just like the ones we used to know.

Graphic courtesy of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Think hot. This summer KC has a 33-40% chance of temperatures being higher than normal.


Expect average precipitation. Kansas City has a 50-50 chance of seeing average rainfall amounts this summer.


June’s temperatures will have an air of familiarity. Temperatures are projected to fall between 69-85°, with an average high of 82°. That’s pretty standard for the Heartland, just don’t forget to slather on that sunscreen.


July is when we turn up the heat — but just a tad. July’s temperatures will fall between 80-89°. Not much rainfall is anticipated so plan for warm, clear days. Perfect for picnics on the Nelson-Atkins’ lawn.


Historically, the average high in August is 88° and the average low is 60°. It’s also when many local orchards open for apple and berry picking. Though some start as early as July.

Make the most of the sunny days

There’s no shortage of things to do in Kansas City this summer. Here are just a few of the activities our team is eyeing.

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