Daily Archives: 23 August, 2012

At long last, some meaningful rain for Wichita and Kansas

A storm system could bring several inches of rain to the Wichita metropolitan area through the weekend and into early next week, forecasters say.

Here’s a projection of rainfall totals by Tuesday morning, from the Hydrometeorological Predction Center of the National Weather Service.

That won’t be enough to end the drought, but it’s a nice first step.

Wichita weather: Chances for showers arrive

Today will be mostly sunny in the Wichita area, forecasters say, but there’s a chance of showers from late morning on.

Highs should reach the upper 80s, with south winds in the teens. Gusts could approach 30 miles an hour at times.

A better chance for rain arrives later tonight, forecasters say, when lows will slide to the upper 60s under mostly cloudy skies. Winds will be out of the south-southeast in the teens, with gusts into the upper 20s.

Friday sees the chances for rain climb even higher, with highs in the low 80s. Rain is expected over the weekend as well.

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