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.