Daily Archives: 17 July, 2013

Maps showing the scattered rainfall over the past few days

As these maps show, rainfall has been consistent – if scattered – so far this week.

They were put together by the Wichita branch of the National Weather Service.

More scattered rain fell today across the metro area.

A Florida summer for the Wichita area

Days of sunshine interrupted with brief, scattered showers.

Highs in the mid-80s to low 90s.

Light, teasing winds that often change directions.

It sounds like a typical summer in Florida – but it’s also what the Wichita area has been experiencing the past few weeks.

Wichita has recorded more than an inch of rain since Sunday, thanks to sporadic showers popping up or rolling through the metropolitan area.

Temperatures have actually been pretty seasonal for southern Kansas so far this summer, National Weather Service meteorologist Brad Ketcham said, though folks may not realize that given how hot recent summers have been.

Wichita is actually a bit below normal for the month in terms of rainfall, he said, but this week’s rains have been nibbling nicely at the deficit.

Wichita weather: Another round of showers possible

More rain could move through the Wichita metropolitan area today.

The chances for showers are slight, forecasters say, but they’ll be most likely after 3 p.m. Highs should climb near 90 under mostly cloudy skies. South winds will be light, but gust occasionally to about 20 miles an hour.

Chances for showers will continue overnight, with lows dipping only to the low 70s. Thursday is shaping up to be dry and warmer, with abundant sunshine and highs in the 90s.

It’ll be windier, too, with south breezes gusting to nearly 30 miles an hour.

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