Monthly Archives: June 2013

Wichita weather: Sunny skies, cooler temperatures

In the wake of Thursday night’s line of strong storms that rolled through central and southcentral Kansas, the Wichita metropolitan area will be notably cooler today.

Highs will only reach the mid-90s under sunny skies, forecasters say, with north winds gusting to more than 20 miles an hour. Overnight lows will fall to the mid-60s, and the weekend will be sunny and pleasant with highs in the 80s.

Wichita weather: Another 100 on the way

A heat advisory remains in effect for the Wichita area most of today as the hottest stretch of the young summer continues.

The advisory won’t expire until 8 p.m. today, according to the National Weather Service. A second straight 100-degree day looms for the metropolitan area, forecasters say.

Wednesday’s high in Wichita was 101 and today could be hotter still. Sunshine and south winds touching double digits will help hoist the heat index to about 107 later today, forecasters say.

Anyone working outside for very long should take frequent breaks and drink plenty of fluids.

Showers and thunderstorms are possible overnight, forecasters say. That will help cool things down on Friday, when highs top out in the mid-90s.

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

Wichita weather: 100s return

Summer’s going to sizzle in the Wichita area over the next couple of days.

Temperatures are expected to reach triple digits today and Thursday, forecasters say. Highs could reach 101 today in Wichita, with sunny skies and light south winds.

The heat index – a measure of what it feels like outside – could reach 105 in central and southern Kansas in the afternoon. Overnight lows will settle in the mid-70s with light southerly winds.

Thursday could be even hotter, forecasters say, with highs reaching 102 or so. The heat index could again climb to 105, thanks to southerly winds that will climb into double digits.

Wichita has only had one 100-degree day so far this year – back on June 12.

Another chance of isolated thunderstorms arrive late Thursday night and early Friday.

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

Rainfall map for Wichita area

Here’s a map from the National Weather Service reflecting where rain fell from those overnight thunderstorms.

The heaviest rain was northwest of Wichita.

Late night showers bring a bit of rain relief for Wichita area

Those rumbles late Monday night and early Tuesday brought light showers to the Wichita metropolitan area.

Officially, .18 of an inch fell in Wichita at the recording station next to Mid-Continent Airport. But heavier amounts fell north of there, National Weather Service meteorologist Vanessa Pearce said, including more than a quarter of an inch in Newton.

No rain is expected today, however – just more heat and high winds.

A map reflecting this week’s heat forecast

The National Weather Service has created a map reflecting temperatures anticipated across much of Kansas later this week.

Farmers will be cutting wheat in some parts of the state with temperatures above 100.

Wind advisory for much of Monday

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday for 14 counties in southern and central Kansas, including the Wichita metropolitan area.

Winds are expected to increase to between 30 and 40 miles an hour this afternoon, with even stronger winds likely in central Kansas.

“Driving will be difficult on east-west oriented highways, most notably I-70 and Highway 400,” a statement issued by the weather service reads.

Counties included in the advisory are Russell, Lincoln, Barton, Ellsworth, Saline, Rice, McPherson, Marion, Reno, Harvey, Kingman, Sedgwick, Harper and Sumner.

Wichita weather: A hot, breezy encore

Tuesday will feel a lot like Monday did in the Wichita area: Plenty of sun, plenty of heat and too much wind.

Highs should reach the mid-90s, forecasters say, with south winds gusting to more than 30 miles an hour. Steady winds will be in the upper teens to low 20s.

Lows will settle in the upper 70s overnight under mostly clear skies, forecasters say. South-southeasterly winds will ease, but not by much.

Wednesday looks to be hotter still, with highs climbing near 100. Skies will remain sunny, forecasters say, but south winds are likely to ease considerably – perhaps even to single digits.

Thursday could throw triple-digit temperatures at Wichita. Stay tuned.

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

Wichita weather: A sizzler of a week

It’ll be a hot, breezy week in the Wichita area, forecasters say.

Highs today will reach the mid-90s under sunny skies, with south winds in the teens strengthening into the 20s later in the day. Gusts could approach 40 miles an hour.

Lows tonight will drop only a few degrees below 80, forecasters say, with south winds remaining robust.

Tuesday’s high will again be in the mid-90s, with gusty south winds approaching 40 miles an hour at times. Highs could hit triple digits Wednesday and Thursday in Wichita, forecasters say.

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

Wichita weather: Hot and windy

An extended period of seasonal warmth settles in over the Wichita area, with plenty of sunshine and highs in the mid- to upper 90s.

It’ll be breezy, too, forecasters say, with south winds steady in the 20s and gusting to the mid-30s.

Friday will be the first of several consecutive days with sunshine and temperatures in the 90s.

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