Daily Archives: 22 July, 2013

Thunderstorms elbow their way into Wichita’s forecast

Chances for showers and thunderstorms have been added to Monday’s forecast in the Wichita metropolitan area – arriving earlier than anticipated.

Rumbles of thunder as the morning commute was in high gear confirmed the rain threat, and the National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for portions of Butler, McPherson, Marion and Harvey counties until 8:45 a.m.

Hail the size of quarters and winds of 60 miles an hour are possible with these storms.

Highs could reach triple digits in Wichita later today, forecasters say.

Wichita weather: A hot day, then chances for rain move in

A hot, steamy day is predicted for the Wichita area today.

Highs will climb near 100 under sunny skies, forecasters say, with southerly winds gusting to more than 25 miles an hour. Chances for showers and thunderstorms arrive tonight and persist through most of the work week in the Wichita area.

Overnight lows will settle in the mid-70s, with southerly winds staying robust. Tuesday will be another hot day with a chance of showers, forecasters say. Highs will be in the mid- to upper 90s. South winds will ease to the single digits.

Rain will be more likely Tuesday night and Wednesday, forecasters say.

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