A Break From the Heat

By Ronelle Williams | rwilliams@kq2.com

Published 07/15 2014 05:04PM

Updated 07/15 2014 10:40PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Usually it's severe weather making headlines, but this week, cooler temperatures have people's attention.  With more of a spring like feel to the air, St. Joseph residents are taking advantage of this break from the heat.

Even though it's cool for mid-July, some feel as though it could always be worse.

"Weather's not bad.  Sun's shining, breeze is a little cool.  But it beats winter weather," said St. Joseph Resident Jordan Blake.

With high temperatures only reaching the mid 70s, kids still wanted to take a trip to the Aquatic Park.

"You know how kids are, they don't care about weather.  All they care about is having fun, just like we were when we were that age," said Blake.

For those who took part in other activities, they were able to enjoy themselves a little bit longer than usual.  Especially on some local tennis courts.

"The hotter it is obviously the more you're an old guy like me wouldn't be able to stay out very long," said St. Joseph Resident Lanny Daise.

But that doesn't mean he didn't feel the chill to the air.

"I rode my motorcycle down here this morning and I needed a long sleeve shirt, it was great.  And I just live a mile away," said Daise.

In addition to the cool air, a nice breeze going mid-day wasn't so nice for the tennis players.

"I had the wind with me and he had it against him.  And so it made the ball just kind of die, and when he was hitting the ball sometimes it was going too far because of the wind," said Daise.

No matter what was going on outside on Tuesday, many St. Joseph residents were calling these below normal temperatures just perfect.

"It's beautiful today, the breeze is blowing, it's awesome.  It's not hot at all," said St. Joseph Resident Stephanie Forrester.

High temperatures in St. Joseph are expected to remain cool in the mid 70s for the next couple of days.

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