Daily Archives: 19 April, 2012

Rain chances evaporate for the Wichita area

Storms failed to develop in southcentral Kansas tonight, and the National Weather Service has removed rain from the Wichita forecast for tonight and overnight.

That’s welcome news for residents whose homes were damaged or destroyed by Saturday night’s tornadoes as they continue picking up the pieces.
Dry weather is forecast for at least the next week.

Wichita weather: Thunderstorms may jangle nerves in the metro area later today

Thunderstorms re-enter the forecast for the first time since Saturday’s tornado outbreak.

Though the storms aren’t expected to produce tornadoes, forecasters say, they could produce hail the size of quarters and winds of more than 50 miles an hour. Highs today under mostly sunny skies should reach the upper 70s. Winds will be out of the southwest in the teens.

Thunderstorms are expected to increase late tonight and into early Friday morning, forecasters say. Lows will dip to the low 40s, with winds shifting to the north-northeast and gusting to nearly 25 miles per hour.

Friday may add a few sprinkles to the Wichita area before skies clear in the afternoon, forecasters say. Highs will be in the low 60s, with breezy conditions. Gusts could approach 30 miles an hour out of the north-northeast.

The weekend should be sunny, with highs in the low 70s.

For more information on current conditions, go to our weather page.