Thunder and lightning in mid-December for Wichita

Yes, that was thunder you heard and lightning you saw this morning in the Wichita area.

Yes, it’s mid-December. And, yes, the projected highs in the mid-60s aren’t normal when Christmas is less than two weeks away.

But it’s been even warmer than this in mid-December before. The record high for December 14 is 70, set in 1948.

And we’ll quickly be dipping back to more seasonal temperatures on Thursday, when highs slide to the mid-40s. I’m just grateful all this badly needed moisture is falling as rain and not ice or sleet.