Daily Archives: 22 April, 2013

Strong thunderstorms to threaten Wichita early this afternoon

Heavy rain and small hail are possible from storms sliding south into the Wichita metropolitan area early this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

Strong thunderstorms – some with large hail – possible later today in Wichita area

Scattered thunderstorms are likely this afternoon and evening in the Wichita metropolitan area, forecasters say, with large hail possible in the strongest storms.

The strongest storms are most likely to develop along the Kansas-Oklahoma border, according to the National Weather Service. Hail the size of golf balls and winds of up to 60 miles an hour are possible with these storms.

Monitor weather conditions closely and be prepared to take shelter as needed.

Wichita weather: Morning rain, and then another shot of wintry weather

Showers and thunderstorms are expected in the metropolitan area this morning, forecasters say.

Highs should reach the upper 60s under cloudy skies, with south-southeast winds in the teens and gusts approaching 30 miles an hour. Much colder air arrives overnight, changing precipitation over to freezing rain and sleet, forecasters say. Lows will fall all the way to the mid-30s. Winds will shift to the north and strengthen to steady breezes in the low 20s, with gusts into the low 30s.

Tuesday is expected to bring rain, snow, freezing rain and sleet to the Wichita area in the morning, forecasters say. The precipitation should change to rain by early afternoon, with temperatures topping out in the low 40s.

North winds will be steady in the 20s, forecasters say, with gusts topping 30 miles an hour. Patchy frost is possible overnight, with lows dropping to the low 30s.

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