A welcome break from the rain in the Wichita area ends today, with showers and thunderstorms moving into the region early in the morning.
Some of the storms could produce heavy rain, according to the National Weather Service, with accumulation amounts in excess of 2 inches.
Highs today will be in the upper 80s with light winds out of the south, forecasters say.
Chances for showers and thunderstorms – including periods of heavy rain – persist Monday night into Tuesday. Lows in the Wichita area are expected to dip below 70, with highs Tuesday in the low 80s.
Skies will gradually clear overnight Tuesday, forecasters say, with Wednesday offering sunshine and highs touching 80.
A flood watch is in effect until Monday night for 17 counties in southern Kansas, including most of the Wichita metropolitan area. The counties in the watch are Barton, Rice, McPherson, Marion, Chase, Reno, Harvey, Butler, Greenwood, Woodson, Allen, Sedgwick, Elk, Wilson, Neosho, Montgomery and Labette.
For more information on current conditions, go to our weather page.