Daily Archives: 29 July, 2013

Sunday’s rainfall totals from central and southern Kansas

Central Kansas received a substantial soaking Sunday, as this map from the National Weather Service shows. Wichita didn’t exactly miss out, recording 1.65 inches next to Mid-Continent Airport.

Heavy rain tonight and tomorrow heightens flood potential in southern Kansas

Residents in flood-prone areas of central and southern Kansas should be prepared to take safety precautions as heavy rain continues to pound the region, the National Weather Service warns. Downpours could develop rapidly. Rain fell at the rate of 4 inches an hour for a time in the Lindsborg area early Monday afternoon.

Motorists are reminded not to drive through flood waters, or risk being swept away.

Wichita weather: More rain, with flood watch in effect

Continued heavy rains have prompted a flood watch for southeast Kansas through Tuesday morning.

The National Weather Service projects 2 to 4 inches of additional rain through Tuesday morning in the region, including the Wichita metropolitan area.

“Be alert for possible flood warnings and be ready to take immediate action should flooding develop,” a statement issued by the weather service reads. “Those living in flood-prone areas should be especially prepared to take immediate action in case flooding becomes imminent.”

Highs today will top out in the low 80s – more than 10 degrees below normal for this time of year – with southeast winds nudging double digits. Thunderstorms are likely throughout the day and into the evening, continuing through Tuesday morning.

Some sunshine is expected Tuesday afternoon, when highs climb into the mid-80s. Winds will be light and variable.

Wednesday and Thursday are projected to bring a break from the rain before showers return late Thursday night, forecasters say.

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