Wichita weather: Chances for showers, thunderstorms arrive today and linger through holiday weekend

Showers and thunderstorms enter the forecast for the Wichita metropolitan area this morning and – like relatives coming for a long holiday weekend – may stay longer than folks would like.

Highs today under partly sunny skies should reach the mid-70s, forecasters say. Winds will be light out of the north-northeast. Overnight lows will slide into the upper 50s with cloudy skies and winds shifting to the east.

Friday offers a chance of showers in the morning, forecasters say, with the sun peeking through at times and highs in the mid-70s. Winds are expected to shift to the south-southeast and gust at times to 20 miles an hour.

Showers and thunderstorms are possible through the holiday weekend, forecasters say, and some of them could be strong. Monitor forecasts and conditions closely.

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